Lunch Poems - Personal Poem, Adieu to Norman, Bon Jour to Joan and Jean-Paul, Rhapsody, Hotel Particulier Summary & Analysis

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Personal Poem, Adieu to Norman, Bon Jour to Joan and Jean-Paul, Rhapsody, Hotel Particulier Summary

In Personal Poem, he walks down the street with two charms in his pocket on his way to have lunch his friend playwright LeRoi Jones - later Amiri Baraka - where they talk about a recent assault on Miles Davis, and which writers they like. He returns to work, gladdened.

In Adieu to Norman, Bon Jour to Joan and Jean-Paul, the poet is hung over and dreading his coming weekend which a tightly wound associate. He fears he is a terrible poet. As he lists out the unsubstantial news of his friends, he wished he were in "reeling around Paris / instead of reeling around New York" (35). O'Hara says the best one can do is continue to exist...

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