John Ashbery’s Planisphere (Ecco, 2009)
I’ve just posted a review of Ashbery’s latest book Planisphere over at Big Other.
Here’s a short poem from the book as well as a collage that he exhibited at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 2008.
HAPPY AS THE SUN
We know these women from our post cards:
beautiful but inclined to blow away.
Frozen or correct?
fadeout. A bowl containing eggs.
Instead of having to stand,
back into the language melody.
After that came a break.