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 as strong as rocks.
Frank O’Hara (1950)
poet and curator of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Seen in the Nelson Gallery at the Exhibition “Make”
under “Alice Blue,” an acrylic painting Robert Arneson