Stanley Miller Williams

Stanley Miller Williams

Hoxie, Arkansas
Stanley Miller Williams
Hoxie, Arkansas
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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 ...
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1.
If Ever There Was One
She could tell he loved her. He wanted her there
sitting in the front pew when he preached.
He liked to watch her putting up her hair
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2.
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:
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3.
Of History And Hope
We have memorized America,
how it was born and who we have been and where.
In ceremonies and silence we say the words,
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4.
Love Poem With Toast
Some of what we do, we do
to make things happen,
the alarm to wake us up, the coffee to perc,
the car to start.
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5.
The Curator
We thought it would come, we thought the Germans would come,
were almost certain they would. I was thirty-two,
the youngest assistant curator in the country.
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