The Term

A rumpled sheet
Of brown paper
About the length

And apparent bulk
Of a man was
Rolling with the

Wind slowly over
And over in
The street as

A car drove down
Upon it and
Crushed it to

The ground. Unlike
A man it rose
Again rolling

With the wind over
And over to be as
It was before.


Anonymous submission.

by William Carlos Williams

Comments (2)

Very succinct, but profound! I didn't realize such simple combinations of words can generate that precise impact and provokes imagination!
Thank you! Found a favourite poem after a long time.