John Ashbery, RIP

Although I have traveled far and wide, I am never far from the Monongahela Valley. I am a second-generation American; the Old Countries are never far from me. The wood, and hills, rivers and “cricks” have given me an appreciation for nature.

     New York Times obituary, I will do so. I like the connections he made between poetry, art, and music. And he certainly counted among his friends and associates some poets I admire.
While I have read a few poems of his, I confess that I do know know much about them or him. But after reading the