William Jay Smith

(1918 / Louisiana, USA)

William Jay Smith Poems

1. A Pavane For The Nursery 10/2/2014
2. Invitation To Ground Zero 10/2/2014
3. Dachshunds 10/2/2014
4. The Flight 10/2/2014
5. The Garden 10/2/2014
6. The Floor And The Ceiling 10/2/2014
7. Butterfly 10/2/2014
8. Penguin 10/2/2014
9. Mr. Smith 1/20/2003
10. Touch The Air Softly 10/2/2014
11. Polar Bear 10/2/2014
12. The Toaster 10/2/2014
13. Seal 10/2/2014
14. The World Below The Window 1/20/2003
15. American Primitive 1/20/2003
16. Winter Morning 1/20/2003

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Winter Morning

All night the wind swept over the house
And through our dream
Swirling the snow up through the pines,
Ruffling the white, ice-capped clapboards,
Rattling the windows,
Rustling around and below our bed
So that we rode
Over wild water
In a white ship breasting the waves.
We rode through the night
On green, marbled
Water, and, half-waking, watched
The white, eroded peaks of icebergs
Sail past our windows;
Rode out the night in that north country,
And awoke, the house buried in snow,
Perched on a
Chill promontory, a
Giant's tooth
In the ...

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I think it must be very nice
To stroll about upon the ice,
Night and day, day and night,
Wearing only black and white,
Always in your Sunday best—
Black tailcoat and pearl-white vest.
To stroll about so pleasantly
Beside the cold and silent sea
Would really suit me to a T!

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