Quotation by Wallace Stevens

Here in the centre stands the glass. Light
Is the lion that comes down to drink. There
And in that state, the glass is a pool.
Ruddy are his eyes and ruddy are his claws
When light comes down to wet his frothy jaws
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. The Glass of Water (l. 6–10). . .

Collected Poems [Stevie Smith]. James MacGibbon, ed. (1976) New Directions.
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