William Carlos Williams

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

"Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!"

Poem by William Carlos Williams

You sullen pig of a man
you force me into the mud
with your stinking ash-cart!

Brother!
--if we were rich
we'd stick our chests out
and hold our heads high!

It is dreams that have destroyed us.

There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding.
We sit hunched together brooding
our fate.

Well--
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and--
dreams are not a bad thing.


Comments about "Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!" by William Carlos Williams

  • Douglas Scotney (10/6/2019 8:01:00 PM)

    sort of a Life Of Brian moment(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/6/2019 2:07:00 PM)

    all things turn bitter in the end
    whether you choose the right or
    the left way
    and-
    dreams are not a bad thing. very good poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/6/2019 12:38:00 PM)

    all things turn bitter in the end
    whether you choose the right or
    the left way
    and-
    dreams are not a bad thing.....so true and impressive. A beautiful poem is well executed.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (10/6/2019 11:03:00 AM)

    Dreams must be backed by appropriate action and hard work for their fulfilment. Well deserved classic of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Hasan KhanHasan Khan (10/6/2019 10:11:00 AM)

    like the way he shows evil acts(Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (10/6/2019 7:35:00 AM)

    " It is dreams that have destroyed us" When the dreams are backed by reasonable action. Beautiful poem. Kingsley Egbukole(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/6/2019 5:09:00 AM)

    There is no more pride
    in horses or in rein holding.
    We sit hunched together brooding
    our fate.
    ..........///
    beautiful poem, beautiful expression(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/6/2019 2:02:00 AM)

    Pride and greed! !
    Evil acts;
    Rather ride along with the horse of peace.


    🤗 Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (10/6/2019 1:06:00 AM)

    Powerful poem by Williams, which in some, rather ambiguous kind of way. seems to be critical of the fabled American Dream.(Report)Reply

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  • Brian Taylor (2/19/2019 5:40:00 AM)

    This is a very written poem.Nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Kayode Are (10/6/2018 11:58:00 AM)

    All things turn bitter in the end, including the best homily.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/6/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    Yeah, all things turn bitter in the end...very nice. Loved the way you given the message. Very nice.(Report)Reply

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  • Nadia Umber LodhiNadia Umber Lodhi (10/6/2018 7:11:00 AM)

    Nice poem by William Carlos Williams(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (10/6/2018 4:23:00 AM)

    Dreams destroy us and dreams are not a bad thing and so is life, a left and a right, full of choices.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/6/2018 12:32:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by William Carlos Williams................................(Report)Reply

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (9/17/2014 5:58:00 PM)

    It appears like the speech of a Neanderthal shaman to his tribe. This write is not a poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Frank Avon (9/17/2014 3:02:00 AM)

    Doesn't sound much like the Williams I have known, but what a refreshing take on the income gap.(Report)Reply

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  • Jetty J NewnhamJetty J Newnham (11/18/2012 8:07:00 AM)

    People attack me for my beliefs. I respond by saying you have no right to attack my dreams that's what this poem says to me(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003