William Carlos Williams
New Jersey
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Rating: 2.9
If I when my wife is sleeping
and the baby and Kathleen
are sleeping
and the sun is a flame-white disc
in silken mists
above shining trees,—
if I in my north room
dance naked, grotesquely
before my mirror
waving my shirt round my head
and singing softly to myself:
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Eren Karadas 08 August 2016
deneme deneme deneme deneme
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Ray Burleigh 23 April 2016
This poem shocked me into drunken laughter when I first read it...and I had no drink...but it awoke my need to find a voice that was both honest and simple...bless you WCW...you are a saint for us all to revere
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Jasbir Chatterjee 28 March 2016
nice poem! It's a good thing that the author finds peace in his own company in his own house, instead of seeking it in the arms of another woman.
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Susan Williams 27 March 2016
Could this poem fall under the category TMI? Even if it does, I was laughing go hard because don't we all do the I am so great dance when we are all alone?
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Joseph Ojogba Daniel 27 March 2016
Sometimes in loneliness we find who we are. Thanks for shearing.
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Emebet Mesfin 27 March 2016
night time is liberating. it doesn't mean you don't feel guilty having fun all by yourself when everyone is resting
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Barry Middleton 27 March 2016
I would say The Red Wheelbarrow is better.
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 March 2016
Of my household. Thanks for sharing.
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Rajnish Manga 27 March 2016
The poem brings forth a paradox of life. The poet lives with his family. No word spared for his lovely wife or small children. He is happy to express his self-centered motives.
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Keen Butterworth 30 January 2016
This is one of the great short poems of the language. Every detail is significant. It is about the plight of every artist: isolation, loneliness, narcissism. And the artist's transcendence through transformation and transfiguration. The artist is awake: everyone else is asleep. Keen Butterworth
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