John Ashbery

Rookie (28 July 1927 / Rochester, New York)

Poems of John Ashbery

1. Daffy Duck In Hollywood 1/20/2003
2. Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape 1/20/2003
3. For John Clare 1/20/2003
4. Glazunoviana 3/11/2006
5. Into the Dusk-Charged Air 1/20/2003
6. Just Walking Around 3/11/2006
7. My Philosophy of Life 1/20/2003
8. Poem at the New Year 8/31/2008
9. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 1/20/2003
10. Syringa 1/20/2003
11. The Instruction Manual -new- 1/23/2015
12. Wet Casements 11/21/2014

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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