Archive for the ‘Wallace Stevens’ Tag

Bird On A Stick   1 comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Bird On A Stick — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The final belief is to believe in a fiction,
which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else.
The exquisite truth is to know that it is a fiction
and that you believe in it willingly.”

― Wallace Stevens

Grasshopper Bouquet   Leave a comment

Hiking, Marshall Gulch, SCVNGrasshopper Bouquet —  Photo-Artistry be kenne

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.

— Wallace Stevens

The Truth   Leave a comment

Rose Lake July 2013Rose Lake, Santa Catalina Mountains — Digital Art by kenne

One imagines him as a prodigious morning walker
And a lonely metaphysician pausing in the park,

A rose rabbi, a sturdy man on a wide path
Dreaming of a sky washed clean by doubt.

One pictures him under the umbrella
Pines and buttonwoods on the way to work,

Imagination’s largest thinker conjuring up
Songs of human radiance twanging in the mist.

One thinks of him by the lake in a rain:
Mirrors on mirrors mirroring the emptiness.

— from At the Grave of Wallace Stevens by Edward Hirsch

 

 

Mixed Media Art II   1 comment

Mixed ArtDSC_1390 blogMixed Media Art II — Digital Art by kenne

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

— Wallace Stevens

The Final Belief . . .   Leave a comment

Cooks Camp TrailDesert Hibiscus — Image by kenne

“The final belief
is to believe in a fiction,

which you know to be a fiction,
there being nothing else.

The exquisite truth
is to know 
that it is
a fiction and that

you believe in it willingly.”

— Wallace Stevens

Hotel Table Lamp (2001)   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHotel Table Lamp (2001) — Computer Painting by kenne

Light the first light of evening, as in a room
In which we rest and, for small reason, think
The world imagined is the ultimate good.
This is, therefore, the intensest rendezvous.

— from Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour by Wallace Stevens

(Shared on this day as we stay overnight in Ft. Stockton on our return trip from Houston to Tucson.)

Fall Colors II   1 comment

fall-colors-1-of-1-art-iii-blogFall Colors II — Computer Art by kenne

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.

— Wallace Stevens

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