Lunch Poems - Poem (5), Galanta, Fantasy Summary & Analysis

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Poem (5), Galanta, Fantasy Summary

Poem is a humorous trifle after the apocalyptic For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson. In it, O'Hara notices a paper announcement that Lana Turner has collapsed. Reasoning that there is no logical reason why she should have done this, the poet panics and hysterically begs her to get back up.

In Galanta, O'Hara recalls his pubescent misadventures with a girl named Sally. They used to play and gallivant naked together. They had grand dreams together. Now, the neurotic, detached poet wonders where she is. They dreamed of distant lands and torrid adventured together as children; now he cannot help but associate her with America at its most American.

Fantasy is a funny, jumbled story told to the ailing Allen Ginsberg. It centers on an image of Helmut Dantyne, an actor renowned for playing Nazis. O'Hara envisions himself...

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