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William Carlos Williams - The Cold Night

It is cold. The white moon 
is up among her scattered stars— 
like the bare thighs of 
the Police Sergeant's wife—among
her five children . . . 
No answer. Pale shadows lie upon 
the frosted grass. One answer: 
It is midnight, it is still 
and it is cold . . . ! 
White thighs of the sky! a
new answer out of the depths of
my male belly: In April . . . 
In April I shall see again—In April! 
the round and perfects thighs 
of the Police Sergeant's wife 
perfect still after many babies. 

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Cold Night
Volume: Sour Grapes
Year: Published/Written in 1921
Poem of the Day: Jan 10 2008
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