Published in 1957 in the Evergreen Review, this poem belong to a serie of poems called Oranges: 12 pastorals. New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery Editions, 1953; New York: Angel Hair Books, 1969. This edition was taken from The Northon Anthology of Modern Poetry. 1988. Second edition.
For more information about Frank O’Hara and the relation between the Painter (Goldbeg) with him and the imrportant of the title in this composition consult this book: The Title to the Poem by Anne Ferry.
SARDINES, 1955. Mike Golberg.