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

This is just a place:
we go around, distanced,
yearly in a star's

atmosphere, turning
daily into and out of
direct light and

slanting through the

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