Saturday, February 3, 2007

Thirteen Ways, Times Two:
Speculative Homage to Stevens

Delightful. You really need to treat yourself.

First: Read the classic by Wallace Stevens: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird The first way of looking per Stevens:

Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.

Then go over to HELIX and enjoy Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Holy by Lawrence Schimel. Here is his first way of looking:

Among the twenty billion stars
that hang like eyes up in the sky
the black hole is a wink.

Go. Read. Have fun.

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