From April 2003.

After John Ashbery

flowers in the packet-boat
tulips from Utrecht 

vintage nineteen ninety-eight 
flowery splotches 

bleak patois of mercredi 
fourth cup of coffee 

homeboys sipping Montrachet 
in the bee-loud glade 

newly-minted reveries 
drams of nostalgia 

like a flummoxed kitty-cat 
on the mantelpiece 

staining prim South Hadley's lawns 
with their drips and streaks 

haply the widow'd songster 
pours his plaint, selah 

where busboys traipse, there traipse I
in a cowslip's bell 

dribbles from the chandelier
woozy drops of light

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Written on 2018-09-08 at 15:24

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Ashberry was a wonderful poet.