Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BANTAMS IN PINE-WOODS, by WALLACE STEVENS

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First Line: Chieftain iffucan of azcan in caftan
Last Line: And fears not portly azcan nor his hoos.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets

Chieftain Iffucan of Azcan in caftan
Of tan with henna hackles, halt!

Damned universal cock, as if the sun
Was blackamoor to bear your blazing tail.

Fat! Fat! Fat! Fat! I am the personal.
Your world is you. I am my world.

You ten-foot poet among inchlings. Fat!
Begone! An inchling bristles in these pines,

Bristles, and points their Appalachian tangs,
And fears not portly Azcan nor his hoos.

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