is the mundo of the imagination in which the imaginative
man delights and not the gaunt world of reason. The pleasure
is the pleasure of powers that create a truth that cannot
be arrived at by the reason alone, a truth that the poet
recognizes by sensation."
I hope to achieve here is - if no adequate map to the
Stevensian mundo, which could only be provided
by something like a "Description without Place"
- at least something like two (or three) points of the
compass, in tune with the poet's "Two or Three Ideas".
Therefore I shall rely on two of the poet's lectures which
we have come to know as essays: "The Irrational Element
in Poetry" and "Two
or Three Ideas".