At a glance:
- Author: A. R. Ammons
- First Published: 1965
- Type of Poem: Meditation
- Genres: Poetry, Meditation
- Subjects: Nature, Flowers, Sea or seafaring life, Birds, Beaches or seashores, Sand or sand dunes, Autumn, Shells
“Corsons Inlet” is a poem of 128 lines recounting the poet’s reaction to what he sees, thinks, and feels during a morning walk along a seashore. It becomes an almost ecstatic celebration of change, of form as temporary but beautiful because it cannot endure. The poem is written in what seems to be free verse, but while it avoids rhyme there are frequent echoings of sound. While the line lengths vary from one syllable to as many as fifteen, there is something approaching a pattern in the arrangement of the lines; while there are no stanzas or strophes, the patterns...
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