William Carlos Williams
an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician"; but during his lifetime, Williams excelled at both.
Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey to an English father and a Puerto Rican mother. He received his primary and secondary education in Rutherford until 1897, when he was sent for two years to a school near Geneva and to the Lycée Condorcet in Paris. He attended the Horace Mann High School upon his return ... more »
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- The Red Wheelbarrow
- This is Just to Say
- A Sort of a Song
- "Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!"
- Complete Destruction
- A Celebration
- A Goodnight
- Approach of Winter
- The Young Housewife
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''all to no end save beautyWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. At the Ball Game (l. 9-12). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) ...
So in detail they, the crowd,
''It is summer, it is the solsticeWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. At the Ball Game (l. 31-36). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950)...
the crowd is
cheering, the crowd is laughing
''It is alive, venomousWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. At the Ball Game (l. 16-18). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950)...
it smiles grimly
its words cut''
''the black wingsWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. Between Walls (l. 1-5). . . Sleeping on the Wing; an Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Rea...
''Green is a solaceWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. Burning the Christmas Greens (l. 41-44). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellma...
a promise of peace a fort
against the cold (though we
did not say so)''
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