“Six Significant Landscapes” by Wallace Stevens

"Six Significant Landscapes"


An old man sits

In the shadow of a pine tree

In China.

He sees a larkspur,

Blue and white,

At the edge of the shadow,

Move in the wind.

His beard moves in the wind.

The pine tree moves in the wind.

Thus water flows

Over weeds.



The night is of the color


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Wallace Stevens' sequence "Six Significant Landscapes" was published in the 1916 Others anthology. To read this poem sequence in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below: