Poet: Wallace Stevens
Poem: The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm
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Jan 23 2006
Comment 2 of 2, added on September 18th, 2016 at 6:07 AM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on April 1st, 2006 at 12:15 PM.
Knopf's 1997 edition of Stevens' Collected Poems Of... p. 358: 4th stanza, 1st line:
"Wanted to lean, wanted much most to be"
The same in Vintage 1990 edition: the Palm At The End Of The Mind, p. 279.
When googling this poem, I found the word "most" omitted from that line:
Is this just a lot of people's sloppy typing, or did Stevens re-do that line somewhere? Any insight? Thank you.
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