William Carlos Williams

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

The Corn Harvest


Summer !
the painting is organized
about a young

reaper enjoying his
noonday rest
completely

relaxed
from his morning labors
sprawled

in fact sleeping
unbuttoned
on his back

the women
have brought him his lunch
perhaps

a spot of wine
they gather gossiping
under a tree

whose shade
carelessly
he does not share the

resting
center of
their workaday world.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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