Friday, October 06, 2006

Admiral Farragut Is Artistically Gifted: Day Five



Cherished Not-a-Finger reader Admiral Farragut has contributed a picture of Wallace Stevens dressed as Chieftain Iffucan of Azcan from the poem "Bantams in Pine-Woods"; in other words, a picture of Wallace Stevens dressed as a line of his own poetry, which is kind of meta even for Wallace Stevens. I am especially delighted by those feathers he is wearing--so droopy! Fact: "Bantams in Pine-Woods" contains what is possibly my favorite line of poetry ever written, the peerless "Fat! Fat! Fat! Fat! I am the personal." It also contains an arousing reference to "Appalachian tangs."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the chiefly fringe, Admy

Tricia said...

Pretty sure those are henna hackles, dude.

johnny storm said...

You know... amazingly, at first, I thought he was a flapper.

Tricia said...

Who's to say he isn't?