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William Carlos Williams - The Desolate Field

Vast and grey, the sky
is a simulacrum
to all but him whose days
are vast and grey and—
In the tall, dried grasses
a goat stirs
with nozzle searching the ground.
My head is in the air
but who am I . . . ?
—and my heart stops amazed
at the thought of love
vast and grey
yearning silently over me.

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Desolate Field
Poem of the Day: Sep 11 2013

Comment 4 of 4, added on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:43 PM.
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Comment 3 of 4, added on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:15 PM.
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Comment 2 of 4, added on March 6th, 2005 at 1:33 PM.

The poem, to me vibrates with metaphysical vibrations:
"the thought of love vast amd grey"; similar to Robert Frost's My November guest

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