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Wallace Stevens - Not Ideas About The Thing But The Thing Itself

At the earliest ending of winter,
In March, a scrawny cry from outside
Seemed like a sound in his mind.

He knew that he heard it,
A bird's cry, at daylight or before,
In the early March wind.

The sun was rising at six,
No longer a battered panache above snow...
It would have been outside.

It was not from the vast ventriloquism
Of sleep's faded papier-mâché...
The sun was coming from the outside.

That scrawny cry&mdasp;It was
A chorister whose c preceded the choir.
It was part of the colossal sun,

Surrounded by its choral rings,
Still far away. It was like
A new knowledge of reality.

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Poet: Wallace Stevens
Poem: Not Ideas About The Thing But The Thing Itself

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 8th, 2011 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on March 27th, 2007 at 10:02 AM.

I am trying to do an English report and while I was reading this poem i have seen so many mistakes I think that you should edit this poem because people who need to use this wont be able to because they do not know what it is saying.

danielle from United States

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