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

The City Limits

When you consider the radiance, that it does not withhold
itself but pours its abundance without selection into every
nook and cranny not overhung or hidden; when you consider

that birds' bones make no awful noise against the light but
lie low in the light as in a high testimony; when you consider
the radiance, that it will look into the guiltiest

swervings of the weaving heart and bear itself upon them,

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