Response to Poem: "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens

The first thing I notice is that multiple images are shown along side this poem. But why only six when it is a poem describing thirteen? Curious.


My favorite,

III
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.

I'm finding that I prefer writings that are metaphoric but not so "deep" that it takes a dictionary and then an explanation on top of that in order to understand them. If the point of a poem in NOT to undertand it, then why read it? Just my thought.

I want to be moved by a writing. I want to laugh or cry, be moved in some fashion... then again, I guess this one has moved me to aggravation. Maybe that should count.

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