Tuesday, April 14, 2009

William Carlos Williams - The Shadow

An American poet who was also a pediatrician, William Carlos Williams was well known for his poems in the Imagism and modernism styles.

The Shadow

SOFT as the bed in the earth
Where a stone has lain—
So soft, so smooth and so cool,
Spring closes me in
With her arms and her hands.

Rich as the smell
Of new earth on a stone,
That has lain, breathing
The damp through its pores—
Spring closes me in
With her blossomy hair;
Brings dark to my eyes.

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