Poetry, VOLUME 1

Poem: William Carlos Williams “The Great Figure” [Vol. 1, #44]

The Great Figure

William Carlos Williams

[ Based on Charles Henry Demuth’s painting:
I saw the Figure Five in Gold ]

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
fire truck
moving
tense
unheeded
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city

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