Monday, December 3, 2012

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
Catches Tigers
In red weather.

-Wallace Stevens

A piece I did for my American Literature class where we had to make a piece of artwork that went with either a short story or a poem. As shown above, I chose the poem Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock by Wallace Stevens. 
With the poem, I took a literal approach with a little hidden depth.

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