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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of William Carlos Williams's poem The Desolate Field


  1. Rao says:

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

  2. Carlos says:

    this is what it is about. learning to stop and realize who you are and understanding that is what we live for.

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