Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Some of his best-known poems include "Valley Candle", "Anecdote of the Jar", "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock", "The Emperor of Ice-Cream", "The Idea of Order at Key West", "Sunday Morning", "The Snow Man", and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

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    There must be no cessation
    Of motion, or of the noise of motion,
    The renewal of noise
    And manifold continuation....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    You like it under the trees in autumn,
    Because everything is half dead.
    The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves
    And repeats words without meaning.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Go on, high ship, since now, upon the shore,
    The snake has left its skin upon the floor.
    Key West sank downward under massive clouds
    And silvers and greens spread over the sea. The moon
    Is at the mast-head and the past is dead.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)