Hipsters Throughout History (Part II)

07/26/2012 1:55 PM |


Frank O’Hara
And we quote, from his poem, “The Day Lady Died” (a series of tweets on the day Billie Holiday died):

I just stroll into the PARK LANE
Liquor Store and ask for a bottle of Strega and
then I go back where I came from to 6th Avenue
and the tobacconist in the Ziegfeld Theatre and
casually ask for a carton of Gauloises and a carton
of Picayunes, and a NEW YORK POST with her face on it

and I am sweating a lot by now and thinking of
leaning on the john door in the 5 SPOT
while she whispered a song along the keyboard
to Mal Waldron and everyone and I stopped breathing


One Comment

  • I’m glad you got Ed Sullivan’s photo with all the other hipsters. Ed Sullivan was definitely a hipster.