from Pecksniffiana: Fabliau of Florida

By Wallace Stevens 1879–1955 Wallace Stevens
Barque of phosphor
On the palmy beach,
 
Move outward into heaven,
Into the alabasters
And night blues.
 
Foam and cloud are one.
Sultry moon-monster
Are dissolving.
 
Fill your black hull
With white moonlight.
 
There will never be an end
To this droning of the surf.

Source: Poetry (October 1919).

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Poet Wallace Stevens 1879–1955

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Nature, Stars, Planets, Heavens, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics