Eyesight


Steven Stucky (b. 1949)

Text A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)

 


It was May before my
attention came
to spring and

 

my word I said
to the southern slopes
I've

 

missed it, it
came and went before
I got right to see:

 

don't worry, said the mountain,
try the later northern slopes
or if

 

you can climb, climb
into spring: but
said the mountain

 

it's not that way
with all things, some
that go are gone


        A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)

 

 

This piece was performed on Octarium’s Modern Masters, November 2009.

This piece is also featured on Octarium's 2009 release, Modern Masters.