And the Stars Were Shining by John Ashbery

By John Ashbery

Witty but heartbreaking, conversational but richly lyrical, John Ashbery's 16th poetry assortment showcases a mastery uniquely his own.

And the celebs have been Shining initially seemed in 1994, towards the midpoint of a startlingly artistic interval in Ashbery's lengthy profession, in which the nice American poet released no fewer than 9 books in ten years. the gathering brings jointly greater than fifty compact, jewellike, intensely felt poems, together with the well known "Like a Sentence" ("How little we all know, / and once we recognize it!") and the lyrical, deeply relocating thirteen-part name poem famous as one of many author's maximum. This assortment is Ashbery at his such a lot available, sleek, and elegiac.

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Meanwhile the store trickled into cars crossing 44 out—in the open, reserved motel. Last night I copied out an unknown character, unknown to me. I’d written her of late. If she responds to the address, its outcropping, where sand fills the net . . 45 Domesticity Effect Mirroraculous! blank and white, Jesuit Jacobin, a domed frieze phrased in freedom, extra moiety signum as time’s dipterous nonextension deemphasized dispatches to come— incurable, its miserable son. For their forgetting we have had make poptastic psephologist plating setaceous in sage butter.

A needed house pith we sold gluttons. Her smell a discordant riddle, glyph of State bafflement. Sand lures all spines, heads, had drifters (bad) in charge not of ribbon that fell over her instep. She (bad) had naught self, a goner, biting paste, pen-shoulder, enveloped a thought. She had not herself to write to. She busted lure in kelp, booked her shelf, and in the mirror picked up a boy-look, as when, dreaming between the lines, there were moose on her geese. ” to reaugment. ” 33 Restlessness on the Hummock 1 They sleep together then they sleep.

Moisture in the recovery center affects the combined torso of certain sinking wrecks. Am I never visiting the shepherds for lunch? And couldn’t you have turned the music down? Occasional barn, the gray alternate near the fretwork farmhouse, a bridge, the dutiful maturing field, harvested or in a part. Promptly the wedding’s riposte, jumbo. 2 River the coyote noses you across. Moist coat—su hacha binding the fledged hands, unless one of ’em the bank in its fullness, nothing for cheap return chalked on the board—am I never?

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