Here it is spring again
and I still a young man!
I am late at my singing.
The sparrow with the black rain on his breast
has been at his cadenzas for two weeks past:
What is it that is dragging at my heart?
The grass by the back door
is stiff with sap.
The old maples are opening
their branches of brown and yellow moth-flowers.
A moon hangs in the blue
in the early afternoons over the marshes.
I am late at my singing.

Analysis, meaning and summary of William Carlos Williams's poem The Late Singer

1 Comment

  1. racheal says:

    i think this poem is talking about how he is still a young boy and that he wants to grow up and change just like everything else around him

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