Sunday, March 8, 2015

Gubbinal -- Wallace Stevens

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That strange flower, the sun,
Is just what you say.
Have it your way.


The world is ugly,
And the people are sad.


That tuft of jungle feathers,
That animal eye,
Is just what you say.


That savage of fire,
That seed,
Have it your way.


The world is ugly,
And the people are sad.





*According to Stevens, one's perspective "creates" reality -- a dullard (gubbin) might think that the world is ugly and the people are sad, but that makes it so only to him ("Have it your way"). 

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