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Quotation by Wallace Stevens
That scrawny cry—it was
A chorister whose C preceded the choir.
It was part of the colossal sun,
Surrounded by its choral rings,
Still far away. It was like
A new knowledge of reality.
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing Itself (l. 13–18). . .
Collected Poems [Stevie Smith]. James MacGibbon, ed. (1976) New Directions.
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