COLOUR BIS REPETITA

Domination of Black (1916) - Excerpt of a poem by Wallace Stevens' Harmonium.

I heard them cry - the peacocks.

Was it a cry against the twilight

Or against the leaves themselves

Turning in the wind,

Turning as the flames

Turned in the fire,

Turning as the tails of the peacocks

Turned in the loud fire,

Loud as the hemlocks

Full of the cry of the peacocks?

Or was it a cry against the hemlocks?

The essence of black -  Bois d'Ascèse