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Aug 1, 2023Liked by Kenneth Salzmann

What an amazing contrast ends this poem:

Just the difference in how two verbs, “tells,” versus “places” describes reality: the former evokes the imagination (as fantasy) while the latter gives us a decisive action, almost an intrusion.

“This picture tells us much

about various textures of lighted air,

but at the center Hopper has placed

a slab of darkness and an empty chair.“

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