Fabliau of Florida by Wallace Stevens

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Barque of phosphor
On the palmy beach,

Move outward into heaven,
Into the alabasters
And night blues.

Foam and cloud are one.
Sultry moon-monsters
Are dissolving.

Fill your black hull
With white moonlight.

There will never be an end
To this droning of the surf.

 

Wallace Stevens, 1879 – 1955.

Artwork, Full Moon Rising, by George Grie.

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