The Metaphysicals

Shhh… I’m doing some auditioning for The Metaphysicals using One Look. It’s this new dictionary search engine. Should be interesting. Listen in, if you want… Ladies and gentlemen, today’s first contestant is commute, a nice common word, easy to pronounce, a good solid two syllables, seems pretty stable—and One Look finds him in 29 differentContinue reading “The Metaphysicals”

The World as Meditation

The Sun, on the Horizon… Wallace Stevens was fond of writing and speculating—and (if I may) poetizing and philosophizing—about ‘the poem’. Inscribing a copy of his Collected Poems to one of Holly Stevens’ English professors, he wrote: When I speak of the poem, in this book, I mean not merely a literary form, but theContinue reading “The World as Meditation”