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Wallace Stevens (Уоллес Стивенс)


The Plot against the Giant


First Girl
When this yokel comes maundering,
Whetting his hacker,
I shall run before him,
Diffusing the civilest odors
Out of geraniums and unsmelled flowers.
It will check him.

Second Girl
I shall run before him,
Arching cloths besprinkled with colors
As small as fish-eggs.
The threads
Will abash him.

Third Girl
Oh, la...le pauvre!
I shall run before him,
With a curious puffing.
He will bend his ear then.
I shall whisper
Heavenly labials in a world of gutturals.
It will undo him.



Wallace Stevens's other poems:
  1. The River of Rivers in Connecticut
  2. Sunday Morning
  3. The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage
  4. Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour
  5. Looking across the Fields and Watching the Birds Fly


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