Harmonium (1923), Wallace Stevens’ first poetry collection and one of the landmark volumes in modern American literature, is now available online. Click here to access the book’s contents in full. For the original edition, click here. The contents are listed below.



Earthy Anecdote

Invective against Swans

In the Carolinas

The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage

The Plot against the Giant

Infanta Marina

Domination of Black

The Snow Man

The Ordinary Women

The Load of Sugar-Cane

Le Monocle de Mon Oncle

Nuances of a Theme by Williams

Metaphors of a Magnifico

Ploughing on Sunday

Cy Est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et Les Unze Mille Vierges

Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores

Fabliau of Florida

The Doctor of Geneva

Another Weeping Woman

Homunculus et La Belle Etoile

The Comedian as the Letter C

From the Misery of Don Joost

O, Florida, Venereal Soil

Last Looks at the Lilacs

The Worms at Heaven’s Gate

The Jack-Rabbit

Valley Candle

Anecdote of Men by the Thousand

The Silver Plough-Boy

The Apostrophe to Vincentine

Floral Decorations for Bananas

Anecdote of Canna

Of the Manner of Addressing Clouds

Of Heaven Considered as a Tomb

Of the Surface of Things

Anecdote of the Prince of Peacocks

A High-Toned Old Christian Woman

The Place of the Solitaires

The Weeping Burgher

The Curtains in the House of the Metaphysician

Banal Sojourn

Depression before Spring

The Emperor of Ice-Cream

The Cuban Doctor

Tea at the Palaz of Hoon

Exposition of the Contents of a Cab

Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock

Sunday Morning

The Virgin Carrying a Lantern

Stars at Tallapoosa


Six Significant Landscapes

Bantams in Pine-Woods

Anecdote of the Jar

Palace of the Babies

Frogs Eat Butterflies. Snakes Eat Frogs. Hogs Eat Snakes. Men Eat Hogs.

Jasmine’s Beautiful Thoughts Underneath the Willow

Cortège for Rosenbloom


The Bird with the Coppery, Keen Claws

Life Is Motion


The Wind Shifts

Colloquy with a Polish Aunt


Two Figures in Dense Violet Night


To the One of Fictive Music

Hymn from a Watermelon Pavilion

Peter Quince at the Clavier

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Nomad Exquisite


To the Roaring Wind