William Carlos Williams

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

The Term - Poem by William Carlos Williams

A rumpled sheet
Of brown paper
About the length

And apparent bulk
Of a man was
Rolling with the

Wind slowly over
And over in
The street as

A car drove down
Upon it and
Crushed it to

The ground. Unlike
A man it rose
Again rolling

With the wind over
And over to be as
It was before.


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Comments about The Term by William Carlos Williams

  • Henry Tong (4/27/2018 11:09:00 AM)


    Very succinct, but profound! I didn't realize such simple combinations of words can generate that precise impact and provokes imagination! (Report) Reply

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  • (5/31/2012 1:57:00 AM)


    Thank you! Found a favourite poem after a long time. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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