Two Pears

Study of Two Pears

by Wallace Stevens

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.


  1. Wow, this is beautiful...

  2. *chomps on the left one*

    They look dang tasty.