William Carlos Williams

(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)

Arrival - Poem by William Carlos Williams

And yet one arrives somehow,
finds himself loosening the hooks of
her dress
in a strange bedroom--
feels the autumn
dropping its silk and linen leaves
about her ankles.
The tawdry veined body emerges
twisted upon itself
like a winter wind . . . !


Comments about Arrival by William Carlos Williams

  • J.A. Prufrock (2/12/2020 10:52:00 PM)

    " Tawdry veined" lady? Autumn, autumn, autumn... (Report)Reply

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  • Justine Lock (10/28/2018 10:02:00 PM)

    What is this poem about? ? I need an analysis. (Report)Reply

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  • Antonio Liao (3/17/2010 1:13:00 AM)

    placidly move by the lines and point wanting.....Excellent.... (Report)Reply

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  • ngaio beckngaio beck (4/7/2008 11:20:00 PM)

    Imagery graphic enough to make me wretch. (Report)Reply

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  • Goldy Locks (4/13/2007 7:30:00 PM)

    this is so phallic- i love/hate it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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