Wallace Stevens

“I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.”

– Wallace Stevens, from ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’

3 thoughts on “Wallace Stevens

  1. christine

    One of my favorite poems of that time period. Such complexity of thought, but told with simple lines, spare images. A great one to share.

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