poet William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

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Youth And Beauty

I bought a dishmop--
having no daughter--
for they had twisted
fine ribbons of shining copper
about white twine
and made a tousled head
of it, fastened it
upon a turned ash stick
slender at the neck
straight, tall--
when tied upright
on the brass wallbracket
to be a light for me
and naked
as a girl should seem
to her father.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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Comments about Youth And Beauty by William Carlos Williams

  • Iftekhar IftiIftekhar Ifti (2/20/2019 2:07:00 PM)

    Youth and beauty the 2nd name of each other

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  • Sakalabaktula SairajSakalabaktula Sairaj (10/31/2017 5:27:00 AM)

    so nice one.. could be little bit longer

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/25/2016 7:44:00 AM)

    To be a light for me. Thanks for sharing.

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