The Anecdote of the Jar

He’s reading Wallace
Stevens again,
gray bare places spilled free; he
soaks them in,
clad only
in his own
saltwater skin.


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20 Responses to The Anecdote of the Jar

  1. sorrygnat says:

    whimsy, whimsy, enchanting image and piece!

  2. brenda w says:

    Loving it, De. Wallace Stevens sometimes makes me feel like I’m drowning in words. LoL

  3. thingy says:

    Fabulous. Dang, you guys are so clever this week. Love it.

  4. Little Nell says:

    Well, I’ve learned something new – had to look up Wallace Stevens. Nice alliteration.

  5. markwindham says:

    very nice, good tie in with the Steven’s piece

  6. Tess Kincaid says:

    Mr. Stevens would like this…so do I…

  7. brian miller says:

    ha…very well tied to stevens…..i second or third that appraisal of stevens as well…

  8. This is a nice beachy poem!
    I would put a comma or hyphen after “soaks them in” only to give finality to that thought.

  9. rosemary mint says:

    I think I’ll read some Stevens tonight. 🙂

  10. Oh, yes…clad only in his own salt water skin!! Great one and I didn’t realize there was another mag…might have to wrangle this one before sleep. 🙂

  11. Such a lot said, in so few words. Love it!

  12. Berowne says:

    Perhaps you’re right; this may be the only way to read Wallace Stevens. 🙂

  13. Helen says:

    A safe place, this jar for reading fine poetry.

  14. Kutamun says:

    Like a wise old crocodile

  15. Ruth says:

    reading Wallace Stevens will do that to a person – love your take, De

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