In-depth thinker, I am not
Ok, so today in AP English, we read "Snowman", a poem 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.
Being the literal person that I am, I took that to mean that winter is sad and depressing (yes, extreme depth of language), what does anyone else think it means? I'm kind of curious as to other ideas.
On another note, I *should* be getting all of my components sometime tonight, so with luck, I'll have my new system up and running by tomorrow.