let the wild rumpus start.

But the wild things cried,
"Oh, please don't go -
We'll eat you up, we love you so!"

And Max said, "No!"



Let's form a band called The Mod Squad. It'll sound like this:

. . . & this:

And our one hit wonder will be called "My Dress Is Micro-Mini (Your Tie is Oh-So-Skinny)."

I honestly believe we can reach at least the Top 10 in the UK.


i wrap myself in the robes of your whiteness which is like midnight in dostoevsky.

Am I to become profligate as if I were a blonde? Or religious as if I were French?

Each time my heart is broken it makes me feel more adventurous (and how the same names keep recurring on that interminable list!), but one of these days there’ll be nothing left with which to venture forth.

Why should I share you? Why don’t you get rid of someone else for a change?

I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.

Even trees understand me! Good heavens, I lie under them, too, don’t I? I’m just like a pile of leaves.

However, I have never clogged myself with the praises of pastoral life, nor with nostalgia for an innocent past of perverted acts in pastures. No. One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes—I can’t even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there’s a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life. It is more important to affirm the least sincere; the clouds get enough attention as it is and even they continue to pass. Do they know what they’re missing? Uh huh.

--- from Meditations in an Emergency, Frank O'Hara.