Wednesday, December 22, 2010


"Winter" by William Carlos Williams from Collected Poems:1909-1939, Volume 1, copyright in 1938 by New Directions Publishing Corp., reprinted by permission of New Publishing Corp.

Now the snow
lies on the ground
and more snow
is descending upon it-
Patches of red dirt
hold together
the old
snow patches
This is winter -
rosettes of
leather-green leaves
by the old fence
and bare trees
marking the sky -
This is winter
winter, winter
leather-green leaves
in the falling snow

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