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Poetry Challenge 13

April 2, 2009

13 Ways

In honor of Poetry Month, and because this is Challenge 13, take a tip from Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Pick something at random–I once wrote one on a roll of masking tape–and write 13 short “views” of the thing, ranging from the minute view to the grand.

Stevens’ poem starts:

“Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.”

Here’s a link to the whole poem:

And here’s a site with poets who are writing a poem a day during April. Don’t know if I’ll be that ambitious.

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