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Two-and-a-half-minute Fiction ‘Prahject’: Take 31

SO THIS IS HAPPENING NOW!

NPR’s Three Minute Fiction Round 6: Laughing and Crying

Yes, duh, I’m writing another one. You think I quit that easily? Psshh.

So since I’m hard at work on my entry (due Jan. 23!) I give you this: “The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens. I distinctly remember the movie (“The Snowman”) from my childhood and a friend had posted the poem with a photo from the movie on Facebook today. It really just hit a cord. And the imagery is lovely.

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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