Poetry, VOLUME 6

William Carlos Williams – Three Poems

TO WAKEN AN OLD LADY
William Carlos Williams

[ [easyazon-link keywords=”William Carlos Williams” locale=”us”]Books by William Carlos Williams[/easyazon-link] ] [ Our review of
Wendell Berry’s book: The Poetry of Wm. Carlos Williams of Rutherford ]

 
 
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1619021536″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DW9dL5HdL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″ alt=”William Carlos Williams” ] Old age is
a flight of small
cheeping birds
skimming
bare trees
above a snow glaze.
Gaining and failing
they are buffetted
by a dark wind–
But what?
On harsh weedstalks
the flock has rested,
the snow
is covered with broken
seedhusks
and the wind tempered
by a shrill
piping of plenty.
 
 
These poems are found in the collection SOUR GRAPES by William Carlos Williams. Available as a [easyazon-link asin=”B004TS7XWM” locale=”us”]FREE ebook for Kindle[/easyazon-link]
or for Nook and a variety of other formats via Project Gutenberg
 
 
Other Poems by William Carlos Williams on our website:

 
 

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