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The Really Short Poems

The Really Short Poems Filled with sharp irony and passionate insight the than poems in the collection span the career of one of the deans of contemporary poetry Ammons makes you laugh and forces you to think hard abou

  • Title: The Really Short Poems
  • Author: A.R. Ammons
  • ISBN: 9780393308501
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Filled with sharp irony and passionate insight, the than 100 poems in the collection span the career of one of the deans of contemporary poetry Ammons makes you laugh and forces you to think hard about the way humans relate to natural phenomena and to themselves From such simple, short expression emerge complex, often confounding ideas New readers of poetry Filled with sharp irony and passionate insight, the than 100 poems in the collection span the career of one of the deans of contemporary poetry Ammons makes you laugh and forces you to think hard about the way humans relate to natural phenomena and to themselves From such simple, short expression emerge complex, often confounding ideas New readers of poetry as well as those with an active interest in lyric verse will love this volume Booklist

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    1. Caleb on said:

      ReleaseAfter a longmuggyhangingdaythe raindropsstarted sosparsethe bumblebee flewbetweenthem home.ReflectiveI found aweedthat had amirror in itand thatmirrorlooked in ata mirrorinme thathad a weed in itPlanet ActionsThe spider, dashing frommarginal boughshadeto cross the drivewayhits the hot macadamand, legs dancing,scoots back forthe cool: brother,I effuse, hotweather we're having!AhWhen the forehead drainsand the limbs akimbofreezeso that the body canbe carried asby stubs a logthe true sigh is [...]

    2. Matthew on said:

      Now I'minto thingsso smallwhen Isay booI disappear- Progress Report (pg. 105)Ammons is at his best in the short, or should I say really short form. Before finding The Really Short Poems, I remember reading Ammons's Selected Poems and thinking, or suspecting, that I would probably prefer it if the selection consisted entirely of the poet's shorter poems. My suspicions have been confirmed. It is my opinion that everything you need to read of Ammons's is collected here, with a few exceptions Such a [...]

    3. John on said:

      One of my favorite books of poetry. These poems are completely in the mold of pithy. A lot of them are humorous, but there are also some beautiful observations a blue jay alighting and the tree breaking out in blue leaves.If you have an interest in poetry but are unsure where to start, try this book. You'll read it quickly, with mostly a smile, and come away with a sense of satisfaction.My recent read of this book was more of a "re-read" and I enjoyed it immensely.

    4. Julia Curtis on said:

      3.5I liked his stuff. It was good. It was a bit too nature-esk for me. Some of them were really intriguing and I read them a few times. None of them stuck out so much that I remember what they were called at the moment.However, if you're ever out and about, it might be a fun thing to bring along for a read.

    5. Correen on said:

      Interesting poetry -- some of the poems are obtuse, others are humorous, poignant, observant, clever, aphoristic, or depressive. Few of the poems appear to be written quickly. The words are carefully sequenced to provide the intended response. Most show great feeling but a few seemed flippant. Some I like very much, others probably emotionally would move someone else or make them laugh.

    6. Joje on said:

      Long a source for lessons in this or that without lots of verbiage, obviously, but repercussions as one can open to:It's niceafter dinnerto walk down tothe beachand findthe biggest thing on earthrelatively calm.(''Reading'')

    7. Lesley Looper on said:

      I enjoyed this book of poetry a lot! The poems really were "really short," but were often thought provoking. Also, since this has been a busy time for me, it's been relaxing and satisfying to read this book, a few poems at a time.

    8. Michael Stapelmann on said:

      I carry this book with me almost wherever I go, in case I'm ever in need of some quick inspiration.

    9. Lara Messersmith-Glavin on said:

      COMING TOLike a steel drumcast at seamy days,banged and dentedby a found shore ofineradicable realities,sandsunk, finally, gaping,rustsunk incompass grassp. 33

    10. Bethany on said:

      3.5 stars.I was going to give it 3 stars, but in the last 50 pages or so, he started spouting all these clever and lovely poems that made me gasp with appreciation.

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