Walt Whitman's O Me! O Life! is a rousing remonstrance of a self-centered life of faithless, foolish, vain, mean struggle that asks the question, where does the good lie in the midst of this endeavor?
The first lines of A.R. Ammons Play are an exaltation of the freedom contained within demise and a call to 'yearn too high' and 'drill imagination through necessity.'
"though I have looked everywhereI can find nothing lowlyin the universe" AR Ammons AR Ammons' poem Still follows a resolution of a spiritual nature to ground oneself and to identify with the lowly rather than the grandiose. It's a call to commune with what is most basic and elemental, but the poet… Continue reading AR Ammons – Still