dinsdag 24 augustus 2010

"Old man playing guitar" (detail)

Wallace Stevens: "Blue Guitar":


“I cannot bring a world quite round,
Although I patch it as I can.

I sing a hero's head, large eye
And bearded bronze, but not a man,

Although I patch him as I can
And reach through him almost to man.

If to serenade almost to man
Is to miss, by that, things as they are,

Say it is the serenade
Of a man that plays a blue guitar.”

In 1935 vond er een vechtpartij plaats tussen Stevens en Hemingway.

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