Classic, Poetry

Complete Destruction

As one of the leading modernist poets of the early twentieth century Williams helped lead American writing into a new age of clarity. His poetry is marked by an astonishing ability to translate the prosaic into the profound and cast new light onto the enigma of everyday life. 

William Carlos Williams

It was an icy day.
We buried the cat,
then took her box
and set fire to it

in the back yard.
Those fleas that escaped
earth and fire
died by the cold.

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