am 21.10.2002 0:38 Uhr schrieb frank kretschmer unter
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> Anyway, I thought I might add a little something to the list of quotes:
> again written by my favorite poet:
> William Carlos Williams
> A sort of a song
> Let the snake wait under
> his weed
> and the writing
> be of words, slow and quick, sharp
> to strike, quiet to wait,
> sleepless.
> -- through metaphor to reconcile
> the people and the stones.
> Compose. (no ideas
> but in things.) Invent !
> Saxifrage is my flower that splits
> the rock.


Here's my favorite WCW poem. I still remember how its laconic, evocative
beauty struck me when I found it in an anthology, many years ago:

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast.

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold.

    -- William Carlos Williams