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Thursday, April 30, 2009

daily bliss: "thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird"

drawing of the common blackbird, from the 1905 book *natural history of the birds of central europe,* courtesy of wikipedia

My favorite stanza of my second favorite Wallace Stevens poem:

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

to read the other 12 ways of looking at a blackbird, courtesy of Stevens, American poet extraordinaire, click here.

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