Friday, July 22, 2011

The Man with the Blue Guitar (XIII)


The pale intrusions into blue
Are corrupting pallors . . . ay di mi,

Blue buds of pitchy blooms. Be content --
Expansions, diffusions -- content to be

The unspotted imbecile revery,
The heraldic center of the world

Of blue, blue sleek with a hundred chins,
The amorist Adjective aflame . . .

Wallace Stevens
from The Man with the Blue Guitar, 1937

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada]

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