William Morris Meredith Jr.

(January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007 / New York City)

William Morris Meredith Jr. Poems

1. Parents 1/20/2003
2. Rhode Island 1/20/2003
3. Tree Marriage 1/12/2012
4. Effort At Speech 1/12/2012
5. Accidents of Birth 1/12/2012
6. Thoughts on One’s Head 1/12/2012
7. Starlight 1/12/2012
8. The Illiterate 1/12/2012
9. Love Letter from an Impossible Land 1/12/2012
10. Last Things 1/12/2012
11. The Wreck of the Thresher 1/12/2012
12. Earth Walk 1/12/2012
13. Consequences 1/12/2012
14. The Cheer 1/12/2012
15. Partial Accounts 1/12/2012
16. Envoi 1/12/2012
17. The Jain Bird Hospital in Delhi 1/12/2012
18. Navy Field 1/12/2012
19. Notes for an Elegy 1/12/2012
20. Politics 1/12/2012

Envoi

Go, little book. If anybody asks
Why I add poems to a time like this,
Tell how the comeliness I can't take in
Of ships and other figures of content
Compels me still until I give them names;
And how I give them names impatiently,
As who should pull up roses by the roots
That keep him turning on his empty bed,
The smell intolerable and thick with loss.

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