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POEM OF THE DAY -- "Tattoo" By Wallace Stevens

It's been a long time since we've published an entry featuring
Wallace Stevens. He was one of the greatest and most influential Modernist Poets of the 20th century. Juggling a career as an attorney for a Life
Insurance Company and a poet?

Here's a little one of my favorites.

Was he on acid?


by Wallace Stevens
The light is like a spider.
It crawls over the water.
It crawls over the edges of the snow.
It crawls under your eyelids
And spreads its webs there--
Its two webs.

The webs of your eyes
Are fastened
To the flesh and bones of you
As to rafters or grass.

There are filaments of your eyes
On the surface of the water
And in the edges of the snow.

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