John Ashbery

Rookie (28 July 1927 / Rochester, New York)

John Ashbery Poems

1. This Room 5/21/2016
2. Mean Particles 5/21/2016
3. My Erotic Double 5/21/2016
4. People Behaving Badly a Concern 5/21/2016
5. Pyrography 5/21/2016
6. Rivers and Mountains 5/21/2016
7. Street Musicians 5/21/2016
8. A Voice from the Fireplace 1/27/2016
9. A Worldly Country 5/21/2016
10. Alms for the Beekeeper 5/21/2016
11. And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name 5/21/2016
12. Anticipated Stranger 5/21/2016
13. Blueprints and Others 5/21/2016
14. Boundary Issues 5/21/2016
15. Bunch of Stuff 5/21/2016
16. El Dorado 5/21/2016
17. How to Continue 5/21/2016
18. Day Bump 5/21/2016
19. Leave the Hand In 5/21/2016
20. Like a Sentence 5/21/2016
21. The Mauve Notebook 5/21/2016
22. Last Month 5/21/2016
23. Late Echo 5/21/2016
24. Late-ish 5/21/2016
25. The Bungalows 5/21/2016
26. By Guess and by Gosh 5/21/2016
27. Chinese Whispers 5/21/2016
28. These Lacustrine Cities 5/21/2016
29. Wet Casements 5/21/2016
30. Steel and Air 8/13/2016
31. The Painter 5/21/2016
32. Uptick 5/21/2016
33. Meaningful Love 12/5/2015
34. Vetiver 5/21/2016
35. The New Higher 6/2/2015
36. The Problem of Anxiety 10/1/2015
37. Dramedy 5/21/2016
38. Soonest Mended 10/20/2015
39. Wet Casements 11/21/2014
40. The Dong With The Luminous Nose 2/2/2015
Best Poem of John Ashbery

Self-Portrait In A Convex Mirror

As Parmigianino did it, the right hand
Bigger than the head, thrust at the viewer
And swerving easily away, as though to protect
What it advertises. A few leaded panes, old beams,
Fur, pleated muslin, a coral ring run together
In a movement supporting the face, which swims
Toward and away like the hand
Except that it is in repose. It is what is
Sequestered. Vasari says, "Francesco one day set himself
To take his own portrait, looking at himself from that purpose
In a convex mirror, such as is used by barbers . . .
He accordingly caused a ball of wood to be ...

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Daffy Duck In Hollywood

Something strange is creeping across me.
La Celestina has only to warble the first few bars
Of "I Thought about You" or something mellow from
Amadigi di Gaula for everything--a mint-condition can
Of Rumford's Baking Powder, a celluloid earring, Speedy
Gonzales, the latest from Helen Topping Miller's fertile
Escritoire, a sheaf of suggestive pix on greige, deckle-edged
Stock--to come clattering through the rainbow trellis
Where Pistachio Avenue rams the 2300 block of Highland

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