Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Our Mid-Month’s Poet: William Carlos Williams

Epitaph by William Carlos Williams
An old willow with hollow branches
slowly swayed his few high bright tendrils
and sang:

Love is a young green willow
shimmering at the bare wood’s edge.

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2 thoughts on “Our Mid-Month’s Poet: William Carlos Williams

  1. WCW is one of those poets whose verse is SO simple that I figure he’s got to be a fraud. And yet, all these years later, I’m still thinking about plums in the icebox. I don’t even like plums.


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