Archie Randolph Ammons

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

Poems of Archie Randolph Ammons

1. After Yesterday 2/24/2014
2. An Improvisation For Angular Momentum 1/13/2003
3. Autonomy 12/19/2003
4. Called Into Play 1/13/2003
5. Clarity 2/24/2014
6. Corsons Inlet 2/24/2014
7. Crowride 2/24/2014
8. Cut The Grass 2/24/2014
9. Design 1/13/2003
10. Easter Morning 2/24/2014
11. Elegy For A Jet Pilot 2/24/2014
12. Eyesight 1/13/2003
13. Gravelly Run 1/13/2003
14. Greeting Verses 2/24/2014
15. Hymn 1/13/2003
16. Identity 2/24/2014
17. In Memoriam Mae Noblitt 1/13/2003
18. Mule Song 2/24/2014
19. Poetics 1/13/2003
20. Rapids 2/24/2014

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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