Unpublished poems and fragments from the first typescript:

Poem with Mistakes


One typescript page, letter format. Undated.

One correction campaign (lead pencil).

Ashbery: “The Skaters,” first typescript, “Poem with Mistakes”

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                 Poem with Mistakes

When redmen was to Kellerers and forfendeddele
Like the "being nice to them" part Andraitx
The Pergamom leashed bundles to upset Tartuffe stores?
Much produce legislation fag boom--them the upper
Stripes not so much as inert Moon Mullins stand.
Then "Little Annie Rooney" pet the fringe decided it.

His down--awful maginations parted wage town
Purple exploding coffee, phaeton object
Imperfect ledger cancel top wheat dope
Weet leger impress tele axel bust dome
Porridge belike most "booted obviously
Back into the sea." Egyptian cigaretteXXXXXXXXXdele
Ciagarettes--looted doorstep maze inter
The toe forcep 25 zigaretten Egyptische.
Merd pal ovens delete pedale schedule
Price tag goofy miracle lead dunk fink
Abstract belch enema partition cube stall
The diet you take elephant metal inversion
Order protect Siegfried fringe matter pep.
The accision beam peristalsis fright hippopotamus
And chasing the bell lash bring hypoteneuse.
Magic acre unchide laugh cash register pew
Mad character take--unlike risen you with
Hedge of dim murk abstalsis octagon you.
The last cenotaph widgin bronze kitkat trust you
Bran permanent the demurge planned scotch elastic
Umbilical foreskin margin top phoo "pan
The way"--you uproot tender garment cared
Twinkle mash perfit underwear pendulum zipper cloth
Forget much Jane Arden pants--fig underwear
Cotillon's disease floral musk parts ask disease.