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PressCamino: “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

AodhBC: Did Charles Ives know Wallace Stevens?

StarRush360: “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself,” Wallace Stevens

RHpoetryman: It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. -Wallace Stevens

RHpoetryman: The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself. -Wallace Stevens

RHpoetryman: Everything is complicated, if it were not so, then life and poetry and everything else would be a bore. -Wallace Stevens

RHpoetryman: The poet is priest of the invisible. -Wallace Stevens

RHpoetryman: Poetry is the supreme fiction. -Wallace Stevens

johnsteil: Verse 3/13 of Wallace Stevens' 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.' I've illustrated it in linocut. The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime.

psonicsuede: I have two poetry books checked out from the library (ee cummings and Wallace Stevens) that were due last month but now aren't due until May Day. Thank you Covid-19.

allanrob9: Wallace Stevens is pretentious poetry. John Ashbery is a let down. ( How many am I allowed).

dougvalentine77: "A violent order is disorder; and a great disorder is an order. These two things are one.” ― Wallace Stevens.

citybookspgh: Poem of the day: “The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens.

goodnatureart: Love and thanks for this reminder of a Wallace Stevens gem. I don't understand most of his poems. This one goes in.

anandavardhanan: It is midnight; all is silent in the house; the water-clock has stopped. But I am unable to sleep because of the beauty of the trembling shapes of the spring-flowers, thrown by the moon upon the blind. [Wang An-Shih, 1021-1086; as quoted by Wallace Stevens]

vonbladet: I do not know which to prefer, [Wallace “Chopper” Stevens remarks somewhere] The comedy of suspense, Or the comedy of slapstick. The capybara in midflight Or the ensuing bellyflop

johnsteil: Verse 2/13 of Wallace Stevens' 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.' I've illustrated it in linocut. I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds.

CNEnglish1: I’ve been reading Wallace Stevens’ Collected Poems (clocking in at more than 500 pages) for the past few days. I picked it up for $1 at a used books sale a year ago. I’ve not read Wallace in some 35 years. So, a few observations, if you will indulge me.

ConchRepublic_: Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. -Wallace Stevens

noreallyitsfun: Today’s April poem: Wallace Stevens’s “Fabliau of Florida.”

dearest_chuck: Penelope rhymed “belief” with “weaves” before Wallace Stevens

erikgullberg: "Trump-speak has always been a radically rough and wrong kind of poetry. The line that’s haunting me sounds…"

drake_baer: "What makes Trump’s line compelling as poetry is how it sounds at once like Wallace Stevens and a bookie."

cajames4: "What’s compelling about the President’s anti-poetry is how it sounds at once like Wallace Stevens and a bookie."

akno_prufrock: “Of what is this house composed if not of the sun”. Wallace Stevens

BeineckeLibrary: An Ordinary Evening in New Haven from the sheets from which Wallace Stevens read it at the 150th Anniversary of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1949, via Wallace Stevens Collection

LinksLindy: Wallace Stevens - The Idea of Order at Key West, 9 years old

poetrypotion: "The poet is the priest of the invisible." —Wallace Stevens

alexrossmusic: Wallace Stevens reads "The Idea of Order at Key West"

Jsharman64: The houses are haunted by white nightgowns... Only, here and there, an old sailor, Drunk and asleep in his boots, Catches tigers in red weather. Wallace Stevens.

Poem of the day

Embers
 by Sara Teasdale

I said, “My youth is gone
Like a fire beaten out by the rain,
That will never sway and sing
Or play with the wind again.”

I said, “It is no great sorrow
That quenched my youth in me,
But only little sorrows
...

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