By A. R. Ammons

The top
grain on the peak
weighs next
to nothing and,
by a mountain,
has no burden,
but nearly
ready to float,
to summit wind,
it endures
the rigors of having
no further
figure to complete
and a
blank sky
to guide its dreaming

A. R. Ammons, “Uppermost” from The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume I 1955-1977, edited by Robert M. West. Copyright © 1975 by A. R. Ammons. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.