Nomad Exquisite

By Wallace Stevens 1879–1955 Wallace Stevens
As the immense dew of Florida
Brings forth
The big-finned palm
And green vine angering for life,
 
As the immense dew of Florida
Brings forth hymn and hymn
From the beholder,
Beholding all these green sides
And gold sides of green sides,
 
And blessed mornings,
Meet for the eye of the young alligator,
And lightning colors
So, in me, come flinging
Forms, flames, and the flakes of flames.

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Poet Wallace Stevens 1879–1955

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Living, The Body, Nature, Weather, Animals, The Mind, Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics

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Wallace Stevens is one of America's most respected poets. He was a master stylist, employing an extraordinary vocabulary and a rigorous precision in crafting his poems. But he was also a philosopher of aesthetics, vigorously exploring the notion of poetry as the supreme fusion of the creative imagination and objective reality. Because of the extreme technical and thematic complexity of his work, Stevens was sometimes considered . . .

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SUBJECT Living, The Body, Nature, Weather, Animals, The Mind, Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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