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Comment 5 of 5, added on March 14th, 2011 at 11:56 AM.
Poems and Meaning.

Why must the poem have meaning?
It is a poem of random nonsense.
I discussed this with my peotry teacher and we both agreed it is just a
random poem.
Poems do not always have to have some deep meaning. They can just be for
fun. They can be read and written just for fun.
Why must we disect everything?

Hillary from United States
Comment 4 of 5, added on July 20th, 2010 at 5:17 PM.

Okay, here is what I get:
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock -
What excitment, what dreams we expect of the night may not exist.

The houses are haunted by white night-gowns. Was there a time when no white
night gowns were worn?
Not just the speaker's house, but houses of people in general face a dull,
unfulfilled existence lacking excitement, romance and dreams.
We look forward to the evening which is probably ten o'clock for rest from
a busy or weary day. Perhaps filled with romance, rest, rejuvenation,
excitement..there just isn't any. Has the mystery of the romance faded to
nothing? Not even blue with yellow rings or yellow with green rings?
Not even enhanced by lace and sashes.
Red weather at night promises happiness and joy. But only an occasional
binge and a drunkard can catch tigers, which insinuates an excursion or
adventure. Yet he sleeps in his boots, there is no rest at all

Carolyn from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on May 31st, 2010 at 11:49 AM.

"In read weather" refers to the sailor.

"red at night
sailor's delight
red in hte morning
sailor's warning"

Ci Ci from United States
Comment 2 of 5, added on November 12th, 2009 at 6:04 PM.

Perhaps it's about the passage of time and how the things that made up the
past fade in color, definition, and clarity over time. Just a guess. What
the heck is the tiger and the sailor about?

The Great Pook from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 5, added on January 19th, 2006 at 4:08 PM.

to appreciate the simplest of things, weather/color/peace of mind

Cheree wax from United States

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Poet: Wallace Stevens
Poem: Disillusionment Of Ten O'clock
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Sep 9 2006


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