Wallace Stevens

Here you will find the Poem Study Of Two Pears of poet Wallace Stevens

Study Of Two Pears

Opusculum paedagogum. 
The pears are not viols, 
Nudes or bottles. 
They resemble nothing else. 

They are yellow forms 
Composed of curves 
Bulging toward the base. 
They are touched red. 

They are not flat surfaces 
Having curved outlines. 
They are round 
Tapering toward the top. 

In the way they are modelled 
There are bits of blue. 
A hard dry leaf hangs 
From the stem. 

The yellow glistens. 
It glistens with various yellows, 
Citrons, oranges and greens 
Flowering over the skin. 

The shadows of the pears 
Are blobs on the green cloth. 
The pears are not seen 
As the observer wills.