Saturday, November 9, 2019

Brian Beatty On Wallace Stevens

Borrowed Trouble: Micro Tribute to Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

I wouldn’t write at all if it weren’t for myriad writers before me whose works showed me what was possible. The poems of this series are small offerings of respect, of thanks, to those muses. – Brian Beatty



There are gentlemen in the park
with nowhere to go, guaranteed.

Sometimes they emerge from the shadows
knives or guns drawn to put on little shows.

Absurd comedy or grave tragedy,
you choose. To them it’s all work.

– Brian Beatty


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1 comment:

  1. In college I carried around Stevens' Collected Poems like it was my university ID. Maybe it was.

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