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Ashbery, John

A Worldly Country

New Poems

€ 18.34

Thrill of a Romance It's different when you have hiccups. Everything is--so many glad hands competing for your attention, a scarf, a puff of soot, or just a blast of silence from a radio. What is it? That's for you to learn to your dismay when, at the end of a long queue in the cafeteria, tray in hand, they tell you the gate closed down after the Second World War. Syracuse was declared capital of a nation in malaise, but the directorate had other, hidden goals. To proclaim logic a casualty of truth was one. Everyone's solitude (and resulting promiscuity) perfumed the byways of villages we had thought civilized. I saw you waiting for a streetcar and pressed forward. Alas, you were only a child in armor. Now when ribald toasts sail round a table too fair laid out, why the consequences are only dust, disease and old age. Pleasant memories are just that. So I channel whatever into my contingency, a vein of mercury that keeps breaking out, higher up, more on time every time. Dirndls spotted with obsolete flowers, worn in the city again, promote open discussion.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
A Worldly Country 1
To Be Affronted 2
Streakiness 4
Feverfew 5
Opposition to a Memorial 6
For Now 8
Image Problem 9
Litanies 10
Like a Photograph 11
A Kind of Chill 12
One Evening, a Train 13
Mottled Tuesday 15
Old-Style Plentiful 16
Well-Scrubbed Interior 17
Cliffhanger 18
The Ecstasy 19
Filigrane 21
Ukase 22
Casuistry 23
Andante Favori 24
The Handshake, the Cough, the Kiss 25
Yes, `Senor` Fluffy 31
The Inchcape Rock 32
Lacrimae Rerun 33
A Perfect Hat 34
So, Yes 35
Of the `Fast` River`s Charm 36
La Bonne Chanson 39
Feast or Famine 40
Imperfect Sympathies 41
The Black Prince 42
Forwarded 43
They Arc Still Rather Lovely 44
Thrill of a Romance 46
A Litmus Tale 47
The Binomial Theorem 48
Hungry Again 50
Promenade 51
The Recipe 52
A Small Table in the Street 54
It, or Something 55
One of His Nature Poems 56
And Other Stories 57
The Gallant Needful 58
America the Lovely 59
Anticipated Stranger, 60
Phantoum 61
The Loneliness 64
On Seeing an Old Copy of Vogue on a Chair 65
A November 66
Sleeper Wedding 67
Pavane pour Helen Twelvetrees 68
Are You Ticklish? 70
Asides on the Theorbo 71
Autumn Tea Leaves 72
Objection Sustained 73
So Long, Santa 74
Singalong 76
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Paperback / softback
76 pagina's
Januari 2008
136 gram
228 x 160 x 7 mm
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