Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rationalists

Rationalists, wearing square hats,
Think, in square rooms,
Looking at the floor,
Looking at the ceiling.
They confine themselves
To right-angled triangles.
If they tried rhomboids,
Cones, waving lines, ellipses --
As, for example, the ellipse of the half-moon --
Rationalists would wear sombreros.

Wallace Stevens, from Six Significant Landscapes

2 comments:

rahina qh said...

this made me laugh but it is true. i know from experience:) ps i wear a hat with felt flowers in it!

thinker said...

Glad you like it Rahina!