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A Worldly Country: New PoemsThrill Of A RomanceIt 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, On Time Every Time Dirndls Spotted With Obsolete Flowers, Worn In The City Again, Promote Open Discussion.

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • A Worldly Country: New Poems
  • John Ashbery
  • English
  • 24 August 2017
  • 9780061173844

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  1. says:

    M Ashbery used the word OK twelve times in this book That s a lot of occurrences, but not nearly as many as I thought there would be before I actually counted them This mistaken preconception was due to its occurrence in clusters throughout the book one poem with two OKs and the very next with another one This occurs I believe twice in the book 3 OKs on 2 pages twice With this in mind I trust that anyone reading this will understand why I had the mistaken preconception that there was going to be an average of almost one OK per poem before I sat down and counted them.Counting OKs in a book of poetry is very easy As long as the poems are not all caps concrete poems, or poems that for one reason or another have an abundance of caps, counting the OKs is very easy a quick all over scan of the page and an OK stands out like a sore thumb Not to disparage their use with that unpleasant simile OKs are not like sore thumbs I actually kinda like the casualness they impart, but when I thought that M Ashbery had possibly used an average of one OK in every poem I did think that he was over doing the casualness My counting them rectified that, but the poems still have a casualness, a masterful casualness.This is a casual, though masterful, collection of poetry, and in this review I feel like repeating words unnecessarily I had sl...


  2. says:

    I DON T HAVE PROPER WORDS TO APPRECIATE HOW WONDERFUL THIS BOOK WAS this is one of the best book of poetry i have read seriously previously i have read some of ashbery s poems, but this time it was a wholesome yet e...


  3. says:

    Couldn t get into these poems A few stuck with me, a few lines did too Meh.


  4. says:

    I don t think Ashbery is for me Or probably I shouldn t have started here.


  5. says:

    Sometimes I think I hate modern male poets This is definitely not true, but it is mostly true.Ashbery recently died this collection was published a decade ago, when he was about 80 You can tell it deals a lot with the past memories, time, and, underneath all that, you know, dying is sorta present I know Ashbery is a Big Deal, and his language certainly can be playful and interesting, but mostly I wasn t too interested I am sad about this, though Old Style Plentiful Up in the clouds they were singing O Promise Me to the birches, who replied in kind Rivers kind of poured over where we had been sitting, and the breeze made as though not to notice any unkindness, the light too pretended nothing was wrong, or that it was all going to be OK some day And yes, we were drunk on love That sure was some summer A Worldly Country S...


  6. says:

    No one upends a reader s expectations and hopes while reading poetry better than Ashbery I love his sense of humor and the way he illuminates the way we strive to make patterns, to make sense of our lives by telling stories which, in the end, only make sense to those on the inside Lesser artists have tried to copy his style, but other poets who attempt to write in this manner usually, to my ears, fall flat There s no gentle surprise, littl...


  7. says:

    A lake of brambles offered itself like a protective cushion to the outsider, you and me This had been foreseen, but like a migration, took on another sense as it unfolded, the sky Royal Worcester by now, a narrative that wi...


  8. says:

    Startlingly inaccessible, these poems demand scrutiny like a strange beauty queen, which is often worth the effort But by then the last few spectators will have likely given up Favorites include The Binomial Theorem, It, or Something, Promenade, One of His Nature Poems, And Other Stories.


  9. says:

    A Worldly Country with that strange period in the title is John Ashbery s 24th book of poetry, published in 2007, when he was 79 It s hard to pan a book by an 79 year old, plus this is quite a good book or, anyway, sometimes it is Do some of the poems miss, or do I just miss them It is the greatness of Ashbery that one is uncertain Are we the readers Ashbery deserves Or are his True Readers a race of highly evolved reptiles on the planet Koztika Just before writing this, I listened to a record La Mer by Debussy The puddling rhythms and sudden shifts of chromatic texture just like Ashbery La Mer sounds like it s moving backwards, sometimes, like eddies in a cove Ashbery also writes backward sounding lines, such as All the reckoning is wrong in Promenade Wrong is reckoning the all.is its reversal Let s continue with the poem What the caliph s calipers redeemedisn t meant for us, far outat the edge of Saturn s rings Perhaps Ashbery s subtlest readers live on Tethys a moon of Saturn And what is a worldly country The ...


  10. says:

    i think what i like most about john ashbery is that he baffles me with strong images, careful words, traditional and outlandish poetics, there s a poem right here and i can tell you that i like it but not what it is i could read it to you and tell you what i think is so good but not what it means i know each work is that word for exactly the right reason but i can rarely tell what the reason is.in a...

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