William Carlos Williams

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

Complete Destruction - Poem by William Carlos Williams

It was an icy day.
We buried the cat,
then took her box
and set fire to it
in the back yard.
Those fleas that escaped
earth and fire
died by the cold.

Comments about Complete Destruction by William Carlos Williams

  • Gold Star - 14,986 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/24/2015 1:47:00 AM)

    Lovely little poem with a deep meaning. (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 171 Points Alistair Graham (1/24/2014 2:47:00 AM)

    Fairs Fur

    Dorrit takes her turn on the leather
    One hundred and twelve, the auld bleather
    She has pockled about
    The back-door in and out
    I think she’s depressed by the weather (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Ronn Michael Salinas (1/25/2013 12:10:00 AM)

    Interesting pick. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dick Hurts (3/5/2010 1:20:00 PM)

    he be betain and burning his cat (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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