Poetry Plus – The Emperor of Ice-Cream – A poem by Wallace Stevens

© Patricia McParlin, Transient

The Emperor of Ice-Cream – A poem by Wallace Stevens

Sleeping in Silence

Sleeping in silence
Laid in his sarcophagus
Marbled winter stiff

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) one of America’s most respected 20th century poets. He was a master stylist, employing an extraordinary vocabulary and a rigorous precision in crafting his poems. But he was also a philosopher of aesthetics, vigorously exploring the notion of poetry as the supreme fusion of the creative imagination and objective reality.

Poem Attribution © Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice-Cream

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor_of_Ice-Cream

Senryu Attribution Goff James, Sleeping in Silence

Painting Attribution © Patricia McParlin, Transient, (Date Unstated)

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Bio Reference Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/wallace-stevens