The Great Figure
William Carlos Williams
[ Based on Charles Henry Demuth’s painting:
I saw the Figure Five in Gold ]
Among the rain
I saw the figure 5
on a red
to gong clangs
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
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