Archie Randolph Ammons Quotes

a dance sacred as the sap in the trees,
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Easter Morning (l. 99-100). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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just about everybody older (and some younger) collected in one place waiting, particularly, but not for me,
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Easter Morning (l. 27-30). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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the child in me that could not become was not ready for others to go,
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Easter Morning (l. 36-37). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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I have a life that did not become, that turned aside and stopped, astonished:
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Easter Morning (l. 1-3). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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stranger, hoist your burdens, get on down the road
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Gravelly Run (l. 29-30). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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for it is not so much to know the self as to know it as it is known by galaxy and cedar cone, as if birth had never found it and death could never end it:
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Gravelly Run (l. 7-11). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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the focused beam folds all energy in: the image glares filling all space: the head falls and hangs and cannot wake itself.
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Laser (l. 24-28). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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a word too much repeated falls out of being
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. So I Said I Am Ezra (l. 21-22). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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When you consider the radiance, that it does not withhold itself but pours its abundance without selection into every nook and cranny
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. The City Limits (l. 1-3). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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