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Frank O'Hara - A Quiet Poem

When music is far enough away
the eyelid does not often move

and objects are still as lavender
without breath or distant rejoinder.

The cloud is then so subtly dragged
away by the silver flying machine

that the thought of it alone echoes
unbelievably; the sound of the motor falls

like a coin toward the ocean's floor
and the eye does not flicker

as it does when in the loud sun a coin
rises and nicks the near air. Now,

slowly, the heart breathes to music
while the coins lie in wet yellow sand.

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Poet: Frank O'Hara
Poem: A Quiet Poem

Comment 280 of 280, added on March 26th, 2017 at 7:51 AM.
Good job manikg it a

Good job manikg it appear easy.

Daysia from Slovakia Republic
Comment 279 of 280, added on March 25th, 2017 at 11:21 PM.
buenas noches soy us

buenas noches soy usuario de telecom con servicio de banda ancha y telefonía desde que hemos aceptado el plan cuenta control el telefono no nos sirve ni si quiera para hacer una llamada de emergencia ya te puedes imaginar y he echo multiples reclamo tanto a la empresa directamente tanto llamadas y hace 4 meses no me han dado solucion para coamnenpeltmr el internet lento mas corre una tortuga quisiera de las amable le pido la solución del servicio o si no me vere obligado a acudir a instancia superiores para solucionar el problema

Satch from Slovakia Republic
Comment 278 of 280, added on June 8th, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

EEy2Rn I really enjoy the article.Really thank you!

crorkzz from Cuba

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