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

2 Comments

  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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