Wallace Stevens: "The Pleasures of Merely Circulating"

"The garden flew round with the angel,
The angel flew round with the cloud.
And the clouds flew round and the clouds flew round
And the clouds flew round with the clouds.

Is there any secret in skulls,
The cattle skulls in the woods?
Do the drummers in black hoods
Rumble anything out of their drums?

Mrs. Anderson's Swedish baby
Might well have been German or Spanish.
Yet that things go round and again go round
Has rather a classical sound."


  1. "The poem of the mind in the act of finding...." OR...
    Sweet Jack looking for.....well, you know.....


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