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To A Poor Old Woman - Poem by William Carlos Williams

munching a plum on
the street a paper bag
of them in her hand

They taste good to her
They taste good
to her. They taste
good to her

You can see it by
the way she gives herself
to the one half
sucked out in her hand

Comforted
a solace of ripe plums
seeming to fill the air
They taste good to her


Comments about To A Poor Old Woman by William Carlos Williams

  • Rookie Cj Williams (3/26/2013 1:26:00 PM)

    This poem is beautiful. Every time I read it, I can see and hear this poor old woman munching on her plum. The rhythm of this is truly inspiring. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Poverty

  1. 1. To A Poor Old Woman , William Carlos Williams
  2. 2. Notes On Poverty , Hayden Carruth
  3. 3. Holy Thursday (Experience) , William Blake
  4. 4. Advertisement For The Waldorf-Astoria , Langston Hughes
  5. 5. My Brothers , Robert William Service
  6. 6. The Warrior , John McCrae
  7. 7. Sonnet 103: Alack, What Poverty My Muse .. , William Shakespeare
  8. 8. Poverty , Jane Taylor
  9. 9. Canto Xlv , Ezra Pound
  10. 10. On No Work Of Words , Dylan Thomas
  11. 11. Song, The Winds Of Downhill , George Oppen
  12. 12. Poverty And Wealth , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  13. 13. A Worm Will Turn , William Schwenck Gilbert
  14. 14. [his Father Carved Umbrella Handles...] , Charles Reznikoff
  15. 15. Beranger's , Eugene Field
  16. 16. Written At Lovere, October, 1736 , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  17. 17. Chomei At Toyama , Basil Bunting
  18. 18. Ix. O Poverty! Though From Thy Haggard E.. , William Lisle Bowles
  19. 19. On The Uses Of Adversity , Franklin P. Adams
  20. 20. I Play At Riches—to Appease , Emily Dickinson
  21. 21. Compensation Pete , Robert William Service
  22. 22. Poverty , Thomas Traherne
  23. 23. The Miseries Of Man , Anne Killigrew
  24. 24. Poverty , Henry Lawson
  25. 25. The Eviction , William Allingham
  26. 26. The Lovers Of The Poor , Gwendolyn Brooks
  27. 27. Cape Breton , Elizabeth Bishop
  28. 28. Proletaria , Bernard O'Dowd
  29. 29. Poverty And Riches , Robert Herrick
  30. 30. Fragments - Lines 0173 - 0178 , Theognis
  31. 31. Simon Lee: The Old Huntsman , William Wordsworth
  32. 32. Ave Caesar , Robinson Jeffers
  33. 33. The Planet On The Table , Wallace Stevens
  34. 34. Hod Putt , Edgar Lee Masters
  35. 35. Infirmities , Robert William Service
  36. 36. Corny Bill , Henry Lawson
  37. 37. A Hymn For Christmas Day , Thomas Chatterton
  38. 38. A Man's A Man For A' That , Robert Burns
  39. 39. Liebestod , Alan Seeger
  40. 40. People Of The Living God , James Montgomery
  41. 41. The Battle Of Life , Owen Suffolk
  42. 42. Tom Paine , Robert William Service
  43. 43. John Wasson , Edgar Lee Masters
  44. 44. The Dungeon , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  45. 45. The Poor Man's Lamb , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  46. 46. Sonnet 05 , Robert Southey
  47. 47. Frederick Douglass , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  48. 48. The Song Of The Shirt , Thomas Hood
  49. 49. The Curse Of Poverty , ramesh rai
  50. 50. Poverty , Konjit Berhane
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