John Ashbery

Rookie (28 July 1927 / Rochester, New York)

John Ashbery Poems

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

My Philosophy of Life

Just when I thought there wasn't room enough
for another thought in my head, I had this great idea--
call it a philosophy of life, if you will.Briefly,
it involved living the way philosophers live,
according to a set of principles. OK, but which ones?

That was the hardest part, I admit, but I had a
kind of dark foreknowledge of what it would be like.
Everything, from eating watermelon or going to the bathroom

[Hata Bildir]