Wednesday, October 19, 2011

what depends on the red wheelbarrow?

Ah, late again. Here's a classic.

so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
--William Carlos Williams

1 comment:

  1. The World below the Window

    The geraniums I left last night on the windowsill,
    To the best of my knowledge now, are out there still,
    And will be there as long as I think they will.

    And will be there as long as I think that I
    Can throw the window open on the sky,
    A touch of geranium pink in the tail of my eye;

    As long as I think I see, past leaves green-growing,
    Barges moving down a river, water flowing,
    Fulfillment in the thought of thought outgoing,

    Fulfillment in the sight of sight replying,
    Of sound in the sound of small birds southward flying,
    In life life-giving, and in death undying.

    -William Jay Smith