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Analysis and comments on The Widow's Lament In Springtime by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 9 of 29, added on February 11th, 2012 at 6:27 PM.

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Comment 8 of 29, added on January 19th, 2012 at 9:39 AM.

the poet skillfully pictures the miserable life which the widow is leading
afer 35 years of joy and hapiness which she had with her beloved
husband.now everything seems tasteless and ugly even the flowers of spring
can not change her gloomy mood.death is a blessing for her.she might join
her beloved in the hereafter.

muneer from Saudi Arabia
Comment 7 of 29, added on May 13th, 2011 at 1:20 AM.
A short summary of the poet

In 1883, William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey. He
began writing poetry while a student at Horace Mann High School, at which
time he made the decision to become both a writer and a doctor. He received
his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, where he met and befriended
Pound. William’s health began to decline after a heart attack in 1948 and a
series of strokes, but he continued writing up until his death in New
Jersey in 1963.

Turk from Bahrain
Comment 6 of 29, added on September 6th, 2009 at 9:50 AM.

The widow is overcome with grief and sadness because of the loss of her
husband of 35 years. The trees and flowers that she once found so
beautiful in color are now white (bland, is you will). Such as, is her life
without her husband. She would rather die than to continue on in life
without him.

Michelle from United States
Comment 5 of 29, added on April 19th, 2007 at 6:29 PM.

Things she once found distracting because they were so beautiful are small
because she lives in the world without her love. She can't stand not being
with him so much that death seems like an opportunity for her.

Molly from United States
Comment 4 of 29, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 9:14 PM.

What does the title mean to you? How does it connect with the meaning of
the poem?

SHAPE from United States
Comment 3 of 29, added on April 27th, 2005 at 3:21 AM.

I would like you to help me to know everything or the analysis of the poem
"my heart leaps up when I behold" by William Wordworth. I'm sorry but I'm
sure that you will help me as soon as possible if you don't mind.
Thank you.
your friend..

Comment 2 of 29, added on April 4th, 2005 at 3:29 AM.

How the nature is an important source of inspiration for this poet? Please
send me your comments about this topic.... please

sahr from Oman
Comment 1 of 29, added on October 31st, 2004 at 11:09 PM.

“The Window’s Lament In springtime” is a poem that written by William
Carlos Williams. It is about a woman who lives in a deep sadness because
she lost her husband. The poet is a contrived poet who could mix the beauty
of the nature with sadness in human life. The nature plays a great role of
inspiration for the poet.

The poet tried to connect the grief that the woman feels with the beauty of
nature. However he narrated a sad story but he chose the best season in
whole year which is spring. The woman compared this season in the last year
with the same season this year. Her look towards the two springs changed.
In the first spring, her husband was a live and the elements of nature gave
different sense in contrast this year.

The season of spring is different from the others. It means the warmth so
the life goes easily. The trees become green and carry different colors of
fruit. The diseases become less. In fact, the spring is the season of

The poet gave the nature different meanings. However it suppose to reverse
meanings like happiness, hope and positive reactions but he made it to give
meanings like grief, sorrow, frustration, pessimism, emptiness and lineless
that the woman faced. Although the beautiful colors are a cure for grief
sometime but the sadness in her heart was stronger than this sweet colors
as she mentioned.


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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Widow's Lament In Springtime
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Aug 19 2011

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