John Ashbery

Rookie (28 July 1927 / Rochester, New York)

John Ashbery Poems

1. Meaningful Love 12/5/2015
2. A Voice from the Fireplace 1/27/2016
3. The New Higher 6/2/2015
4. The Problem of Anxiety 10/1/2015
5. Hotel Lautréamont 2/10/2015
6. Wet Casements 11/21/2014
7. Pantoum 2/5/2015
8. The Dong With The Luminous Nose 2/2/2015
9. Soonest Mended 10/20/2015
10. The Instruction Manual 1/23/2015
11. Poem At The New Year 8/31/2008
12. For John Clare 1/20/2003
13. Syringa 1/20/2003
14. Into The Dusk-Charged Air 1/20/2003
15. Glazunoviana 3/11/2006
16. Farm Implements And Rutabagas In A Landscape 1/20/2003
17. Just Walking Around 3/11/2006
18. My Philosophy Of Life 1/20/2003
19. Daffy Duck In Hollywood 1/20/2003
20. Self-Portrait In A Convex Mirror 1/20/2003
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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For John Clare

Kind of empty in the way it sees everything, the earth gets to its feet andsalutes the sky. More of a success at it this time than most others it is. The feeling that the sky might be in the back of someone's mind. Then there is no telling how many there are. They grace everything--bush and tree--to take the roisterer's mind off his caroling--so it

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