20 oct. 2011

Sea Surface Full of Clouds

One of my favorite poems of all time is "Sea Surface Full of Clouds," by Wallace Stevens. Each section of the poem is the same poem, essentially, with different elements substituted in certain slots. For example, the word chocolate will get a different adjective each time: "rosy chocolate," "chop-house chocolate." I've often wanted to write a poem like that, and I think I will do it in advance of the big tent reading a week from today at the Raven bookstore here in Lawrence.

2 comentarios:

Leslie dijo...

Ah yes, I wish I had a sea right now. Hard not to believe reading Stevens that truth is beauty and beauty truth, and so on.

Jonathan dijo...

Especially a sea off Tehuantepec in November.