and a gale came and said
it is time to take all of you away
from the tops of the trees to the little houses
on little paths so startled
-from How to Continue, John Ashbery
Matthew Zapruder discusses John Ashbery's poem "How to Continue" with The Poetry Foundation.
This is one of my new favorite poems by Ashbery.
Listen to it here.
Read the complete text here.