Archie Randolph Ammons

(18 February 1926 – 25 February 2001 / Whiteville, North Carolina)

Archie Randolph Ammons Poems

1. In View of the Fact 5/15/2015
2. Continuity 5/18/2015
3. Recovery 12/28/2015
4. Weathering 2/24/2014
5. Crowride 2/24/2014
6. The Confirmers 2/24/2014
7. When I Was Young The Silk 2/24/2014
8. Mule Song 2/24/2014
9. Greeting Verses 2/24/2014
10. Elegy For A Jet Pilot 2/24/2014
11. Corsons Inlet 2/24/2014
12. Identity 2/24/2014
13. Viable 2/24/2014
14. So I Said I Am Ezra 2/24/2014
15. Cut The Grass 2/24/2014
16. After Yesterday 2/24/2014
17. Rapids 2/24/2014
18. Clarity 2/24/2014
19. Easter Morning 2/24/2014
20. Their Sex Life 2/24/2014
21. Winter Scene 11/26/2014
22. Hymn 1/13/2003
23. In Memoriam Mae Noblitt 1/13/2003
24. Rivulose 1/13/2003
25. Rogue Elephant 1/13/2003
26. An Improvisation For Angular Momentum 1/13/2003
27. Design 1/13/2003
28. Gravelly Run 1/13/2003
29. Called Into Play 1/13/2003
30. Still 1/13/2003
31. Eyesight 1/13/2003
32. Small Song 1/13/2003
33. The City Limits 1/13/2003
34. Poetics 1/13/2003
35. Autonomy 12/19/2003
Best Poem of Archie Randolph Ammons

Autonomy

I am living without you because
of a terror, a farfetched
notion that I
can't live without you

which I must narrow down & quell,
for how can I live
worthy of you, in the
freedom of you limber engagements,

in the casual uptakes of your
sweetest compliances
if stricken in your presence
by what your absence stills:

to have you, I school myself
to let you go; how terrible
to buy that absence
before the fragrance of any presence comes:

but though I am living without
you, surely
I can't live
without ...

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Design

The drop seeps whole
from boulder-lichen
or ledge moss and drops,

joining, to trickle,
run, fall, dash,
sprawl in held deeps,

to rush shallows, spill
thin through heights,
but then, edging,

to eddy aside, nothing
of all but nothing's
curl of motion spent.

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