Jeanne Marie Beaumont writes:
I am reading upstate that day (Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 26th), so I plan to stuff my pockets like a magician preparing for an act. One that I will carry for sure, for the sheer exuberant pleasure of it is…
Frank O’Hara’s “Today”
Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
You really are beautiful! Pearls,
harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
the stuff they’ve always talked about
still makes a poem a surprise!
These things are with us every day
even on beachheads and biers. They
do have meaning. They’re strong as rocks.