Dawn Poem by William Carlos Williams


Rating: 2.8

Ecstatic bird songs pound
the hollow vastness of the sky
with metallic clinkings--
beating color up into it
at a far edge,--beating it, beating it
with rising, triumphant ardor,--
stirring it into warmth,
quickening in it a spreading change,--
bursting wildly against it as
dividing the horizon, a heavy sun
lifts himself--is lifted--
bit by bit above the edge
of things,--runs free at last
out into the open--!lumbering
glorified in full release upward--
songs cease.

Brian Jani 03 May 2014

You sure know how to use words William

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Goldy Locks 26 May 2007

Eternally pertinent. You say you await the Dawn/But I say you are the Dawn.

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Antonio Liao 17 March 2010

like crossroad that ends without returning back the past....and just a little limbo of satisfaction, where every soul awaits the glorious joy of what is the moment of reality.....beautifully crafted, ever that ink....a 10+

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Dr Antony Theodore 03 May 2018

Dawn, the most beautiful moments of nature...... thank u for ths poem. tony

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 01 December 2017

Artistically written, nice poem by this legend

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G. Kane 03 September 2015

Out, onto love’s hues Oh love, of loving actions by men sovereign, put into symbolism, by men grown of loving, love on worldly placards, people to see, framed love concepts, people's wonder. From the line, D. Ellymeu

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Raymond Farrell 10 May 2015

WCW is not new to me But Giorgio Veneto, who is he I searched the annal of poetry And his name I could not see. Gee I hope that's poetic enough!

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Georgios Venetopoulos 17 September 2014

Compared to thee, oh William, the unknown Greek poets are all supposed to be candidates for the Noble Prize. This write is not a poem.

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Raymond Farrell 10 May 2015

How so?

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