Adorning the Rock (4)

Adorning the Rock (1) Adorning the Rock (2) Adorning the Rock (3) Twisted, stooping, polymathic Z When we last saw Wallace Stevens he was in a bar, in a bad mood. Indeed, late style might be thought of as bringing a bad mood (and the bar) to the process of creation.  Anyway, Uncle Wallace isContinue reading “Adorning the Rock (4)”

Adorning the Rock (3)

Adorning the Rock (1) Adorning the Rock (2) Seventy years Later The first section of The Rock (is ‘canto’ appropriate here?) starts off so bleakly that the temptation is to skirt its title. Stevens was seventy or so when he wrote The Rock. It is obvious that he is writing about his life, and theContinue reading “Adorning the Rock (3)”

Adorning the Rock (2)

We live in an old Chaos of the Sun Our words want to turn the world into a human world, a place where humans live. Name something, write a sentence about it, talk about it, think up an adjective that applies to it, and you are bringing it into the human world. Go for it:Continue reading “Adorning the Rock (2)”