Phrase by 'A. R. Ammons'

Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Stars , Alone , Galaxy , Careless


Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet


In nature there are few sharp lines.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Nature , Lines , Sharp , Few


You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can't keep your mind off.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  You , Your , Mind , Identity


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.'

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Music , Words , Poetry , Answer


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.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Need , Small , Unknown , Concrete


Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Everything , Experience , Opinion , Direct


Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Poetry , Us , Unknown , Rational


There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Work , World , Isolation , Real


If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included.

Author: A. R. Ammons - American Poet
  Up , God , Stillness , Greatest