Saturday, May 15, 2010

he was in favor of all kinds of weather just so long as it's genuine weather


Tall ships in the morning. Sullivans Cove, April 2010.

I miss the high seas.


February 23
, by David Lehman


Light rain is falling in Central Park
but not on Upper Fifth Avenue or Central Park West
where sun and sky are yellow and blue
Winds are gusting on Washington Square
through the arches and on to LaGuardia Place
but calm is the corner of 8th Street and Second Avenue
which reminds me of something John Ashbery said
about his poem "Crazy Weather" he said
he was in favor of all kinds of weather
just so long as it's genuine weather
which is always unusually bad, unusually
good, or unusually indifferent,
since there isn't really any norm for weather
When he was a boy his mother met a friend
who said, "Isn't this funny weather?"

It was one of his earliest memories

3 comments:

Roddy said...

Like when you look into a coffin and say,"Doesn't he look so good".

tony said...

like when a barman asks if "You Want Ice With That?"........
And you say "As Long As It's Fresh Ice.I Dont Want Any Of That Frozen Stuff.........."

Kris said...

I like weather.