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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.

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    Poet, be seated at the piano.
    Play the present, its hoo-hoo-hoo,
    Its shoo-shoo-shoo, its ric-a-nic,
    Its envious cachinnation.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    It is difficult even to choose the adjective
    For this blank cold, this sadness without cause.
    The great structure has become a minor house.
    No turban walks across the lessened floors.
    The greenhouse never so badly needed paint.
    —Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)