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Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone. A. R. Ammons#alone 69
A. R. Ammons#alone 69
Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing. A. R. Ammons#Become 68
A. R. Ammons#Become 68
For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown. A. R. Ammons#Certain 66
A. R. Ammons#Certain 66
Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take. A. R. Ammons#Becoming 60
A. R. Ammons#Becoming 60
If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.' A. R. Ammons#Poetry 60
A. R. Ammons#Poetry 60
Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without. A. R. Ammons#Poetry 56
A. R. Ammons#Poetry 56
Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same. A. R. Ammons#Health 55
A. R. Ammons#Health 55
Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. A. R. Ammons#Anything 45
A. R. Ammons#Anything 45
Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition. A. R. Ammons#Actual 43
A. R. Ammons#Actual 43
Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values. A. R. Ammons#Poetry 33
A. R. Ammons#Poetry 33
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