William F Dougherty

(West Hartford, CT)

Red Rain Keeps Plopping


(W. C. Williams v. Wallace Stevens)


Too much
depends

on rubbing Plato's nose
in glazed materiality:

red wheel barrow,
white chickens in rain—
decals.

Plums, cold and sweet,
fat, plunked fatuities,
boink from the blue guitar.

A harmonium harrumphs,
wheezes and tweets
fictive Muzak.

Submitted: Friday, April 06, 2012
Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2012

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  • William F Dougherty (5/27/2012 12:02:00 PM)

    Check lines from W. C. Williams famous poem The Red Wheel Barrow.
    Harmonium is the title of Wallace Stevens' first volume of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • William F Dougherty (4/16/2012 1:57:00 PM)

    Satiric comparison of plain style (W.C. Wiliams) and elegant style (Wallace Stevens) . See Stevens's 'To One of Fictive Music' (vs. Muzak) . (Report) Reply

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