A couple of comments

The poem could possibly be inspired by Japanese prints. Often they are a series, a variation on a theme. This goes nicely with the haiku-esque nature of the stanzas and the Japanese zen Koan-like nature of some lines.

"It was snowing and it was going to snow..." can be interpreted as "It's snowing now, and it will continue to snow". I always interpreted as a type of Koan: It is snowing now... yet at the same time it is not snowing but is about to snow. Or, things don't continue to happen, but are continually on the verge of happening even as they are happening. Aligns with Stevens interests in borders, the imminent, the in-between like the season of Autumn.


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