Treasure Island

William Carlos Williams

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

The Approaching Hour


You Communists and Republicans!
all you Germans and Frenchmen!
you corpses and quickeners!
The stars are about to melt
and fall on you in tears.

Get ready! Get ready!
you Papists and Protestants!
you whores and you virtuous!
The moon will be bread
and drop presently into your baskets.

Friends and those who despise
and detest us!
Adventists and those who believe
nothing!
Get ready for the awakening.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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