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Quotation by Wallace Stevens
Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame. Take the moral law and make a nave of it And from the nave build haunted heaven. Thus, The conscience is converted into palms, Like windy citherns hankering for hymns.
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. A High-toned Old Christian Woman (l. 1–5). . .
Collected Poems [Stevie Smith]. James MacGibbon, ed. (1976) New Directions.
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