Meekly you keep the mortal rendezvous . . .   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchArizona Sister Butterfly — Image by kenne

On the Manner of Addressing Clouds

Gloomy grammarians in golden gowns,
Meekly you keep the mortal rendezvous,
Eliciting the still sustaining pomps
Of speech which are like music so profound
They seem an exaltation without sound.
Funest philosophers and ponderers,
Their evocations are the speech of clouds.
So speech of your processionals returns
In the casual evocations of your tread
Across the stale, mysterious seasons. These
Are the music of meet resignation; these
The responsive, still sustaining pomps for you
To magnify, if in that drifting waste
You are to be accompanied by more
Than mute bare splendors of the sun and moon.

— Wallace Stevens

 

One response to “Meekly you keep the mortal rendezvous . . .

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  1. Great pic and i love Wallace Stevens’ works. Some, like in the book, Opus Posthumous, reveal deep mysteries about life. 🙂

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