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Wallace Stevens - The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter 
To regard the frost and the boughs 
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; 

And have been cold a long time 
To behold the junipers shagged with ice, 
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think 
Of any misery in the sound of the wind, 
In the sound of a few leaves, 

Which is the sound of the land 
Full of the same wind 
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow, 
And, nothing himself, beholds 
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

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Poet: Wallace Stevens
Poem: The Snow Man

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Comment 5 of 6, added on April 25th, 2010 at 3:12 PM.
Beat generation's howling

Following the propaganda formerly laid by Karl Marx, Ginsberg and Jack Ker-ouac were struggling to attain freedom of a kind; from the reading of the poem, one connives the fact that the poet did belong to the Beat generation and so did he protested against the contemporary mundane societal doctrines.

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Comment 4 of 6, added on December 11th, 2008 at 3:09 AM.

This poem is amazing! I think the first three lines are the most important. They're very important, especially if you think of them in terms of racism and other personal matters of interest. I love the flow of this poem.

Andrea Murray from United States

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