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A Goodnight - Poem by William Carlos Williams

Go to sleep--though of course you will not--
to tideless waves thundering slantwise against
strong embankments, rattle and swish of spray
dashed thirty feet high, caught by the lake wind,
scattered and strewn broadcast in over the steady
car rails! Sleep, sleep! Gulls' cries in a wind-gust
broken by the wind; calculating wings set above
the field of waves breaking.
Go to sleep to the lunge between foam-crests,
refuse churned in the recoil. Food! Food!
Offal! Offal! that holds them in the air, wave-white
for the one purpose, feather upon feather, the wild
chill in their eyes, the hoarseness in their voices--
sleep, sleep . . .

Gentlefooted crowds are treading out your lullaby.
Their arms nudge, they brush shoulders,
hitch this way then that, mass and surge at the crossings--
lullaby, lullaby! The wild-fowl police whistles,
the enraged roar of the traffic, machine shrieks:
it is all to put you to sleep,
to soften your limbs in relaxed postures,
and that your head slip sidewise, and your hair loosen
and fall over your eyes and over your mouth,
brushing your lips wistfully that you may dream,
sleep and dream--

A black fungus springs out about the lonely church doors--
sleep, sleep. The Night, coming down upon
the wet boulevard, would start you awake with his
message, to have in at your window. Pay no
heed to him. He storms at your sill with
cooings, with gesticulations, curses!
You will not let him in. He would keep you from sleeping.
He would have you sit under your desk lamp
brooding, pondering; he would have you
slide out the drawer, take up the ornamented dagger
and handle it. It is late, it is nineteen-nineteen--
go to sleep, his cries are a lullaby;
his jabbering is a sleep-well-my-baby; he is
a crackbrained messenger.

The maid waking you in the morning
when you are up and dressing,
the rustle of your clothes as you raise them--
it is the same tune.
At table the cold, greeninsh, split grapefruit, its juice
on the tongue, the clink of the spoon in
your coffee, the toast odors say it over and over.

The open street-door lets in the breath of
the morning wind from over the lake.
The bus coming to a halt grinds from its sullen brakes--
lullaby, lullaby. The crackle of a newspaper,
the movement of the troubled coat beside you--
sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep . . .
It is the sting of snow, the burning liquor of
the moonlight, the rush of rain in the gutters packed
with dead leaves: go to sleep, go to sleep.
And the night passes--and never passes--


Poems About Boulevard

  1. 1. A Goodnight , William Carlos Williams
  2. 2. The Lovers Of The Poor , Gwendolyn Brooks
  3. 3. Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anypl.. , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  4. 4. Little Exercise , Elizabeth Bishop
  5. 5. Getting Back Up , Life Poem
  6. 6. The Human Touch , Dora Sigerson Shorter
  7. 7. Chinese Lantern Festival , Chenou Liu
  8. 8. Demolition , Mark Doty
  9. 9. I Sing The Body Electric , Philip Levine
  10. 10. Cities Vagabonds , Arthur Rimbaud
  11. 11. The Two , Philip Levine
  12. 12. The Dead , Philip Levine
  13. 13. Paris , Guillaume Apollinaire
  14. 14. Brussels , Arthur Rimbaud
  15. 15. The Absinthe Drinkers , Robert William Service
  16. 16. La Tour Eiffel , Herbert Nehrlich
  17. 17. The Silence Of Love , Paul Hartal
  18. 18. Then , Philip Levine
  19. 19. Sketches For A Fine Day , RIC S. BASTASA
  20. 20. White Ash , Carl Sandburg
  21. 21. Along The Promenade , Mark R Slaughter
  22. 22. Julot The Apache , Robert William Service
  23. 23. American Dream , Aldo Kraas
  24. 24. Curious I Explore , malini kadir
  25. 25. The Death Of Marie Toro , Robert William Service
  26. 26. A Pain In The Neck , RIC S. BASTASA
  27. 27. To My Old Neighborhood , Robert Rorabeck
  28. 28. What Bothers You , RIC S. BASTASA
  29. 29. Looking For The Gulf Motel , Richard Blanco
  30. 30. Fred Douglas Madden Sr. (In Memorial) , Luke Easter
  31. 31. The Women Of China , Paul Hartal
  32. 32. Lost In Los Angeles , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  33. 33. La Grisette , Oliver Wendell Holmes
  34. 34. The Aging Process , Uriah Hamilton
  35. 35. The City Of God , Max Reif
  36. 36. Doublethink , gershon hepner
  37. 37. Shanty Irish , Michael Pruchnicki
  38. 38. Ms. Imagination..... , RIC S. BASTASA
  39. 39. Beautiful (Glamour Shot) , Nicole Settimi
  40. 40. The Dancing , Gerald Stern
  41. 41. Autumn Passed Through Paris , Endre Ady
  42. 42. The Forgiveness Parade , Jeffrey McDaniel
  43. 43. The Filipino Politician , Nick Carbo
  44. 44. Double-Decker , nimal dunuhinga
  45. 45. The Day God Died , Uriah Hamilton
  46. 46. Kiss Me Again Like Wet Dogs , Uriah Hamilton
  47. 47. Any Small Token , Uriah Hamilton
  48. 48. Lonely Joy , Uriah Hamilton
  49. 49. Address On Madness Boulevard , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  50. 50. Too Quick Not To Misunderstand! , veeraiyah subbulakshmi
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