William Carlos Williams

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an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician"; but during his lifetime, Williams excelled at both.


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William Carlos Williams Poems

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

a red wheel

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

A Sort Of A Song

Let the snake wait under
his weed
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp

"Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!"

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

Danse Russe

If I when my wife is sleeping
and the baby and Kathleen
are sleeping
and the sun is a flame-white disc

William Carlos Williams Quotes

11 November 2014

Poe gives the sense for the first time in America, that literature is serious, not a matter of courtesy but of truth.

11 November 2014

Afraid lest he be caught up in a net of words, tripped up, bewildered and so defeated—thrown aside—a man hesitates to write down his innermost convictions.

11 November 2014

The pure products of America go crazy—mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.

William Carlos Williams Comments

Koena Mokoena 25 January 2012

I believe it is great to know who you really are, hence i am heading straight to my ambition. I also compose poems, but this has created a positive impact in my career. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated. Have a nice day! Mr. Koena France Mokoena Country: South Africa Website: www.poemhunter.com/kfmproductions

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Andrea Hatcher 18 December 2011

Where is 'The Ivy Crown'?

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Rosa Jamali 01 June 2008

How fascinating is the way images capture your mind, like a painting, a journey through the images...

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William Carlos Williams in his poem: 'A Sort of a Song' gives us a real 'ARS POETICA'.A motto for all of us: 'and the writing be of words' and an ideal: 'Compose. (No ideas but in things) Invent! '

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Seán O' Muiriosa 12 July 2006

I think what Carlos Williams does with form is exceptional and something truely brilliant.

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a poet 13 April 2021

what an odd and unsympathetic way to read W. C. Williams poem!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 February 2021

My greatest compliments to these USA poets! I like them both very much! Included EBB and Erica Jong

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 February 2021

Marianne Moore, another skeptic of traditional poetic forms, wrote Williams had used 'plain American which cats and dogs can read, ' with distinctly American idioms.BOTH are the great poets from the USA

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Valerie 05 October 2020

Hiii I am Valerie. I am 14 years old. I love poems.I don't like taking the trash out.I was first inspired by Valerie Worth.Then I started reading William Carlos Williams. I like both poets. When I was 5 years old I was what taught about poems and poetry. I loved it then I wanted to Listen to more.When I was 10 years old I was in the 3rd grade.I was not taught how to do poetry. I was mad and then I got up and told the teacher to do poetry. she said NO!

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Valerie 05 October 2020

yasss u always inspire me wow get it and inspire more! ! !

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