Monday, May 12, 2014

The Blackbird

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

~Wallace Stevens
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

This blackbird landed upon a branch 
while walking with my daughter yesterday.
She sent my attention to it, suggesting that it would make a lovely image
what with the lighting and the bare branches and its clear outline
set apart from the limb.

I happened to agree with her.


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