William Carlos Williams

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

Peace On Earth - Poem by William Carlos Williams

The Archer is wake!
The Swan is flying!
Gold against blue
An Arrow is lying.
There is hunting in heaven--
Sleep safe till tomorrow.

The Bears are abroad!
The Eagle is screaming!
Gold against blue
Their eyes are gleaming!
Sleep safe till tomorrow.

The Sisters lie
With their arms intertwining;
Gold against blue
Their hair is shining!
The Serpent writhes!
Orion is listening!
Gold against blue
His sword is glistening!
There is hunting in heaven--
Sleep safe till tomorrow.

Comments about Peace On Earth by William Carlos Williams

  • Rookie Maya Graham (5/4/2009 5:10:00 PM)

    I like how he's emphasizing about hunting in heaven. (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: hunting, sleep, heaven, hair, peace, sister

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

[Hata Bildir]