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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    Out of the window,
    I saw how the planets gathered
    Like the leaves themselves
    Turning in the wind.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Sure enough, moving, the thunder became men,
    Ten thousand, men hewn and tumbling,
    Mobs of ten thousand, clashing together,
    This way and that.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Her green mind made the world around her green.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The mind is the terriblest force in the world, father,
    Because, in chief, it, only, can defend
    Against itself. At its mercy, we depend
    Upon it.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The words of things entangle and confuse.
    The plum survives its poems.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)