Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT, by WALLACE STEVENS

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First Line: To the imagined lives
Last Line: Stuttering dreams ...

To the imagined lives
Evoked by music,
Creatures of horns, flutes, drums,
Violins, basoons, cymbals --
Nude porters that glistened in Burma
Defiling from sight;
Island philosophers spent
By long thought beside fountains;
Big-bellied ogres curled up in the sunlight,
Stuttering dreams ...

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