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    Copyright © 2015 unruly

    Gracious, it’s VD

    I’m in love with the poet Frank O’Hara. The fact that in life he was gay and the other fact that in life he is dead matter not a whit to me because how not to love a man so full of  strange, tender hardassery?

    Frank O’Hara

    Have you forgotten what we were like then
    when we were still first rate
    and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth

    it’s no use worrying about Time
    but we did have a few tricks up or sleeves
    and turned some sharp corners

    the whole pasture looked like our meal
    we didn’t need speedometers
    we could manage cocktails out of ice and water

    I wouldn’t want to be faster
    or greener than now if you were with me O you
    were the best of all my days

    Having A Coke With You
    Frank O’Hara

    is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
    or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
    partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
    partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt
    partly because of the fluoresent orange tulips around the birches
    partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary
    it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything
    as still 
as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right
    in front of it 
in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
    between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

    and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint
    you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them
    I look
    at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world
    except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick
    which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time
    and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism
    just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
    at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me
    and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
    when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
    or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully
    as the horse
    it seems they were all cheated of some marvellous experience
    which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it

    Vasculature of a porcine heart, via Glockoma's photostream
    Vasculature of a porcine heart, via Glockoma's photostream on flickr
    The Heart, via www.kevinvanaelst
    The Heart by Kevin Van Aelst, 2009
    industrial life via Yannic Meyer's photostream
    Away-Rio-Macdonald_CDR, Joey MacDonald Client- Aaargh! Records, www.canadiandesignresource
    Poster for Aaargh! Records, designed by Joey MacDonald
    Via The Canadian Design Resource
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra campaign by Euro RSCG
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra poster, from an ad campaign designed by Euro RSCG
    Via Ads of the World
    Wildes Herz 2003 by Birgit Dieker Foto- Thomas Jautschus
    Wildes Herz by Birgit Dieker, 2003
    Use Your Heart To Think (whit B_23) via Heavy Heart's photostream
    Use Your Heart To Think (whit B_23), via Heavy Heart's photostream on flickr
    Urn by Takahashi Setsuro, via takahashi-setsuro-museum.or.jp
    Kanshitsu Tsubo 21 by Setsuro Takahashi, 1950
    Via Takahashi Setsuro Gallery
    Soft Heart by Sarah Illenberger
    Vollig Weichgestrikt by Sarah Illenberger
    Via Bioephemera
    Pulse by Rachel Wright
    Pulse by Rachel Wright
    Petit Coeur wine glass 3 www.luxuo.com
    Petit Coeur wine glass, via Luxuo
    Pepon Osorio, My Beating Heart, 2000 via theartblog
    My Beating Heart by Pepón Osorio, 2000
    Via the artblog
    Monument (After Barlach) by Jerry Bleem, 2001
    Monument (After Barlach) by Jerry Bleem, 2001
    Via Museum of Contemporary Craft
    Heart Embroidery, 2004 by Andrea Dezsö
    Heart Embroidery by Andrea Dezsö, 2004
    Circulation, Hjarta I, Helen Dahlman
    Hjarta I from the Cirkulation series by Helen Dahlman
    Memoria y Valor via Dr Case's photostream
    Memoria y Valor, via Dr Case's photostream
    Love for Sale by Michaelene Walsh
    Love for Sale by Michaelene Walsh
    Via Santa Fe Clay
    I love realism via ffffound.com
    I love realism T-shirt, via ffffound
    Las Dos Fridas 1939 by Frida Kahlo
    Las Dos Fridas by Frida Kahlo, 1939
    I Heart Guts heart graphic, via iheartguts
    Heart graphic via I Heart Guts
    Herz 2002 by Birgit Dieker Foto- Jürgen Baumann
    Herz by Birgit Dieker, 2002
    Photo by Jürgen Baumann
    hearts via Sangroncito's photostream
    Heart, via ffffound.com
    Heart, via ffffound
    Happy Heart by Dani Crosby
    gummy anatomical heart, via coolmaterial
    Gummy heart candy, via Cool Material
    Eventually it'll break your heart via ffffound.com
    Eventually it'll break your heart, via ffffound
    elCorazonClock, via elzocaloimports
    El corazón clock, via el Zócalo Imports
    Cut, Fold, Glue and Organ Yourself by Moonkeum Kim, 2007
    Cut, Fold, Glue and Organ Yourself by Moonkeum Kim, 2007, provenance unknown
    Corazon y Alce via pinc.us
    Corazon y Alce, via Alexander Pincus
    Corazon Loteria card
    El Corazón Lotería card
    Con el corazón en la mano via raquelmarin.blogspot
    Con el corazón en la mano, via Raquel Marín
    Circulation, Hjarta II, Helen Dahlman, via
    Hjarta II from the Cirkulation series by Helen Dahlman
    Bleeding Heat Cufflinks by beatblack.etsy.com
    Kardia cufflinks via beatblack on Etsy
    Artwork by Emilie Faïf via blog.bientotdemain.com
    Artwork by Emilie Faïf
    Via Bientôt Demain
    Anatomically Correct Strawberries and Cream Heart for Halloween Recipe, via fullhalloween
    Anatomically Correct Strawberries and Cream Heart for Halloween Recipe
    Via Full Halloween Paranormal Magazine
    ventricle vessel designed by eva milinkovic
    Ventricle Vase designed by Eva Milinkovic
    Via tsunami glassworks incorporated
    1 Comment

    I love that wine glass. This was the year I finally got my anatomical heart tattoo. This also seems to be the year of being taken down a peg and giving to others, living from the heart instead of the brain. It hurts and feels good all at the same time.

    Kim added these words on Feb 14 10 at 5:06 pm

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