“Banal Sojourn” by Wallace Stevens

Banal Sojourn

Two wooden tubs of blue hydrangeas stand at the
       foot of the stone steps.
The sky is a blue gum streaked with rose. The
       trees are black.
The grackles crack their throats of bone in the
       smooth air.
Moisture and heat have swollen the garden into a
       slum of bloom.
Pardie! Summer is like a fat beast, sleepy in


Wallace Stevens' poem "Banal Sojourn" was published in the 1919 Others anthology. The original formatting has been respected. To read the poem in its entirety in this publication context follow the link below: