Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
February 8th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 311,705 comments.
William Carlos Williams - Pastoral

The little sparrows 
hop ingenuously 
about the pavement 
with sharp voices 
over those things 
that interest them. 
But we who are wiser 
shut ourselves in 
on either hand 
and no one knows 
whether we think good 
or evil. 

the old man who goes about 
gathering dog-lime 
walks in the gutter 
without looking up 
and his tread 
is more majestic than 
that of the Episcopal minister 
approaching the pulpit 
of a Sunday. 
			 These things 
astonish me beyond words.

Share |

Added: May 7 2003 | Viewed: 14706 times | Comments and analysis of Pastoral by William Carlos Williams Comments (468)

Pastoral - Comments and Information

Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: Pastoral

Comment 468 of 468, added on January 1st, 2016 at 10:14 AM.


NOVpGEgAZY from Morocco
Comment 467 of 468, added on December 31st, 2015 at 12:03 PM.


GQYWrHxtpizYs from Ireland
Comment 466 of 468, added on November 28th, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

lzAzEe Major thankies for the article.Much thanks again. Cool.

crork service from Denmark

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Pastoral, has received 468 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Williams Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links