There’s such an I love you!
no fainting pearl so delicate,
Bobby, as if a rumor were scented,
never there, yet, always here.
He opens like a flower and like a
flower never looks away from me,
it is the Kiss of the Snow Maiden.
the Smile of the famous Golden Forest.
– Frank O’Hara
From: Frank O’Hara, Poems Retrieved, Grey Fox Press, Bolinas 1975.