Friday, March 30, 2018

Spring & All

... Lifeless in appearance, sluggish
dazed spring approaches-

They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain of all
save that they enter.  All about them
the cold, familiar wind-

Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf
One by one objects are defined-
It quickens:  clarity, outline of leaf ...

     from  Spring and All (By the road to the contagious hospital) - William Carlos Williams

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