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Not Ideas About the Thing

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By Wallace Stevens. Currently listening to Michael Pisaro’s July Mountain (Three Versions) on Gravity Wave, inspired by the Stevens poem linked here, originally published in Atlantic Monthly, April 1955.

Not Ideas About the Thing but the Thing Itself


Author: Laughter

I like music and philosophy. And baseball.

One thought on “Not Ideas About the Thing

  1. An excellent poem that I’ve cherished for a long time. We all need to occasionally go beyond mere symbolic and fragmentary mental representations! 🙂

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