Wallace Stevens - The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad lyrics
The time of year has grown indifferent.
Mildew of summer and the deepening snow
Are both alike in the routine I know.
I am too dumbly in my being pent.
The wind attendant on the solstices
Blows on the shutters of the metropoles,
Stirring no poet in his sleep, and tolls
The grand ideas of the villages.
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The malady of the quotidian. . . .
Perhaps, if winter once could penetrate
Through all its purples to the final slate,
Persisting bleakly in an icy haze,
One might in turn become less diffident,
Out of such mildew plucking neater mould
And sprouting new orations of the cold.
One might. One might. But time will not relent.