William Carlos Williams

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

The Great Figure


Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
firetruck
moving
tense
unheeded
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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