September 10, 2016

Nowness: "One must have a mind of winter...."

Johanna Under The Ice - NOWNESS

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 10, 2016 9:39 AM
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Posted by: GG at September 10, 2016 11:58 AM

This b!$ch too heavy. Allow me to introduce Apetor...

Posted by: edaddy at September 10, 2016 6:42 PM

A Nordic mystic.

This kind of hidden gem is why I keep coming back to American Digest, among other reasons.
Thanks, G.

Posted by: foodog at September 10, 2016 8:39 PM