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Stevens is one of the major poets of the 20th
Century. Besides devoting his life to writing and as a patron of the
arts, Stevens led a successful business career beginning as an
attorney in private practice and culminating as a vice-president of
Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company. He received the Pulitzer
Prize for Poetry in 1955, shortly before his death.
details about this poet's life and work, I recommend a visit to the
- S. H. Bass
even as I passed"
Stevens (1879-1955), American poet
even as I passed beside the booth
roses, and beheld them brightly twine
damask heights, taking them as a sign
my own self still unconcerned with truth;
as I held up in hands uncouth
drained with joy the golden-bodied wine,
it half-unworthy, half divine,
out the sweet-rimmed goblet of my youth.
in that pure hour I heard the tone
grievous music stir in memory,
me of the time already flown
my first youth. It sounded like the rise
distant echo from dead melody,
as a song heard far in Paradise.
Public Domain Poems & Prose of Wallace Stevens
(Internet Archive). Originally published in The Harvard Advocate,
Vol. LXIX, No. 5 (May 10, 1900) under the pseudonym “R. Jerries”.
The Public Domain Works of Wallace StevensFree E- Book from The Internet Archive
Free Audio Books from LibriVox
Wallace Stevens at Amazon
Wallace Stevens: The Collected Poems (1990)