Lunch Poems - Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir, At Kamin's Dance Bookshop, Steps, Marie Desti's Ass Summary & Analysis

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Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir, At Kamin's Dance Bookshop, Steps, Marie Desti's Ass Summary

Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir has a distinctly stream-of-consciousness style to it, with the poet free-associating on words. He begins, in fact, in French and proceeds to attempt to extrapolate the working of his heart. He returns often to the name Guillaume. In the second stanza, O'Hara declares that his heart is torn, and his metaphors to turn to those of death.

At Kamin's Dance Shop tells of the poet's dream that one night the ballerina Fanny Elssler appeared in his bed to make love. He is filled with an ecstatic sense of well-being and yearns for her return.

In Steps, the poet speaks to his lover. He wants to spend all day in bed with him, and in...

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