William Morris Meredith Jr.

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

William Morris Meredith Jr. Poems

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

Rhode Island

Here at the seashore they use the clouds over & over
again, like the rented animals in Aïda.
In the late morning the land breeze
turns and now the extras are driving
all the white elephants the other way.
What language are the children shouting in?
He is lying on the beach listening.

The sand knocks like glass, struck by bare heels.

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