(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)


Ecstatic bird songs pound
the hollow vastness of the sky
with metallic clinkings--
beating color up into it
at a far edge,--beating it, beating it
with rising, triumphant ardor,--
stirring it into warmth,
quickening in it a spreading change,--
bursting wildly against it as
dividing the horizon, a heavy sun
lifts himself--is lifted--
bit by bit above the edge
of things,--runs free at last
out into the open--!lumbering
glorified in full release upward--
songs cease.

by William Carlos Williams

Comments (8)

Dawn, the most beautiful moments of nature...... thank u for ths poem. tony
Artistically written, nice poem by this legend
Out, onto love’s hues Oh love, of loving actions by men sovereign, put into symbolism, by men grown of loving, love on worldly placards, people to see, framed love concepts, people's wonder. From the line, D. Ellymeu
WCW is not new to me But Giorgio Veneto, who is he I searched the annal of poetry And his name I could not see. Gee I hope that's poetic enough!
Compared to thee, oh William, the unknown Greek poets are all supposed to be candidates for the Noble Prize. This write is not a poem.
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