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

  • (3/17/2010 1:13:00 AM)

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

    2 person liked.
    6 person did not like.
  • ngaio beck (4/7/2008 11:20:00 PM)

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

  • (4/13/2007 7:30:00 PM)

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

Read all 3 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: autumn, winter, wind

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

[Report Error]