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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Place of the Solitaires
By Wallace Stevens
 
From “Pecksniffiana”

LET the place of the solitaires
Be a place of perpetual undulation.
 
Whether it be in mid-sea
On the dark, green water-wheel,
Or on the beaches,        5
There must be no cessation
Of motion, or of the noise of motion,
The renewal of noise
And manifold continuation;
 
And, most, of the motion of thought        10
And its restless iteration,
 
In the place of the solitaires,
Which is to be a place of perpetual undulation.
 
 
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