Poetry

Wallace Stevens Poems – 5 of Our Favorites from his Book HARMONIUM

Wallace Stevens Poems

This week marks the anniversary of the death of poet Wallace Stevens in 1955 …

We honor the occasion with five of our favorite Wallace Stevens poems from his debut collection HARMONIUM (originally published 1923) …

The Worms at
Heaven’s Gate

Wallace Stevens

 Found in the book
HARMONIUM

(Available as FREE PDF Ebook)

The Worms at Heaven’s Gate
Out of the tomb, we bring Badroulbadour,
Within our bellies, we her chariot.
Here is an eye. And here are, one by one,
The lashes of that eye and its white lid.
Here is the cheek on which that lid declined,
And, finger after finger, here, the hand,
The genius of that cheek. Here are the lips,
The bundle of the body and the feet.
. . . . . . . .
Out of the tomb we bring Badroulbadour.

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