Stanley Miller Williams
Stanley Miller Williams Poems
- For A Girl I Know About To Be ... Because you'll find how...
- If Ever There Was One She could tell he loved her. He wanted ...
- Of History And Hope We have memorized America, how it was ...
- A Tenth Anniversary Photograph... Look at their faces. You...
- June Twenty, Three Days After When I was a boy and a man ...
- Going Deaf No matter how she tilts her head to hear she sees...
- The Curator We thought it would come, we thought the Germans ...
Stanley Miller Williams (April 8, 1930 – January 1, 2015) was an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. He produced over 25 books and won several awards for his poetry. His accomplishments were chronicled in Arkansas Biography. He is perhaps best known for reading a poem at President Clinton's 1997 inauguration. One of his best-known poems is "The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina."
Williams was born in Hoxie, Arkansas, to Ernest Burdette and Ann Jeanette Miller Williams. He was educated in Arkansas, first enrolling at Hendrix College in Conway and eventually transferring to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where he ... more »
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For A Girl I Know About To Be A Woman
Because you'll find how hard it can be
to tell which part of your body sings,
you never should dally with any young man
who does any one of the following things:
tries to beat all the yellow lights;
says, "Big deal!" or "So what?"
more than seven times a day;
ignores yellow lines in a parking lot;
carries a radar detector;
asks what you did with another date;
has more than seven bumper stickers;
drinks beer early and whiskey late;
talks on a cellular phone at lunch;
tunes to radio talk shows;
doesn't fasten his seat ...