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."