All This Falling Away by Tim Armentrout
Well, I don’t know about you but this excerpt, for me, does generate (though not as strongly of course as the entire poem can) the effect of stillness I described above. And in reading over this excerpt, I also realize that the poem’s line-breaks are well-chosen to facilitate a rhythm in which one can get lost (in most cases, the line-break does facilitate a pause, at least in my read).
So that was my review -- but here's a bonus for SitWithMoi readers. I talk in the review about the "dispelling of the ego to facilitate art's appearance" and the notion of the poet "getting out of the way of the poem." Note here the design of the chap, specifically the verso (inside) of the front and back covers, like so:
It's a "Twin Pack" and the text says "Open one now! Second one stays fresh!" Could this not be a poetics metaphor? Deplete the first container (the poet eliminating his ego) and you're left with a twin who "stays fresh" (the poem which retains the author's "I" but is more than the author's self). Poets don't last but poems can last if they become beloved by generations of readers, if those poems "stay fresh." Well, that's my read/view anyway, she adds cheerfully...
And now, where shall we "shelve" Tim Armentrout's lovely chap? Well, I think it looks lovely on a big-hearted twig chair!