A Sort Of A Song

Let the snake wait under
his weed
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp
to strike, quiet to wait,
sleepless.
-- through metaphor to reconcile
the people and the stones.
Compose. (No ideas
but in things) Invent!
Saxifrage is my flower that splits
the rocks.

by William Carlos Williams

Comments (16)

A poem of great depth. Few short words daze you.
Saxifrage is my flower that splits the rocks. - wonderful poem. Voted 10.
My favorite poem by Williams is The Red Wheelbarrow and my other favorite another short one. And I like this one which expresses his approach to poet-craft, surprises (but logically ends) with his reference to saxifrage, and is good advice for us. -GK
Uniquely build a construction for poetic beauty to be exposed by words. Super is the idea of knitting a net with brilliance and emotion together. Great indeed. Thanks to PH for putting the drop to meet our thirst. Pranab k c 03/05/2018
Wonderful imaginary. Beautiful poem.
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