Melancholy Breakfast


In Bed: the Kiss (1892) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.


Untitled by artistƒriendship.


Hands by Sandy_Vdo.


Kiss by the Window (1892) by Edvard Munch.


Atonement by Me.


To Keep Warm by Sandy_Vdo.

Melancholy breakfast
blue overhead blue underneath

the silent egg thinks
and the toaster's electrical
ear waits

the stars are in
"that cloud is hid"

the elements of disbelief are
very strong in the morning

-"Melancholy breakfast" by Frank O'Hara

A small mother's day gift, in the form of a poem my mother and I both love. For some reason, every time I read this poem images of water, beds, hands and embraces come to my mind. I recently treated myself with a complete collection of Frank O'Hara's poems. I plan on taking these poems along with some muffins and Turkish coffee to my parents' place today, so we can sit in their garden and quietly indulge all our senses. What's your plan for mother's day today?

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