© 2019 by James Borchers.

Seattle, WA 98106

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The Snow Man

12/19/2014

Hunkering down for a long Rochester winter. See you on the other side…

 

The Snow Man

By Wallace Stevens

 

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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JAMES BORCHERS

COMPOSER & SOUND ARTIST