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Quotation by Wallace Stevens
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,
And the green freedom of a cockatoo
Upon a rug mingle to dissipate
The holy hush of ancient sacrifice.
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. Sunday Morning (l. 1–5). . .
Collected Poems [Stevie Smith]. James MacGibbon, ed. (1976) New Directions.
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