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    Wallace Stevens - Anecdote Of The Jar

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    Wallace Stevens - Anecdote Of The Jar - Read by Alan Davis-Drake

    Anecdote Of The Jar
    by Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

    I placed a jar in Tennessee,
    And round it was, upon a hill.
    It made the slovenly wilderness
    Surround that hill.

    The wilderness rose up to it,
    And sprawled around, no longer wild.
    The jar was round upon the ground
    And tall and of a port in air.

    It took dominion everywhere.
    The jar was gray and bare.
    It did not give of bird or bush,
    Like nothing else in Tennessee.