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Quotation by Archie Randolph Ammons
for it is not so much to know the self
as to know it as it is known
by galaxy and cedar cone,
as if birth had never found it
and death could never end it:
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Gravelly Run (l. 7–11). . .
Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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