William Morris Meredith Jr.

(January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007 / New York City)

Envoi - Poem by William Morris Meredith Jr.

Go, little book. If anybody asks
Why I add poems to a time like this,
Tell how the comeliness I can't take in
Of ships and other figures of content
Compels me still until I give them names;
And how I give them names impatiently,
As who should pull up roses by the roots
That keep him turning on his empty bed,
The smell intolerable and thick with loss.

Form: Ars Poetica

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 12, 2012

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