Who is William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet, writer, and physician closely associated with modernism and imagism.

In addition to his writing, Williams had a long career as a physician practicing both pediatrics and general medicine. He was affiliated with Passaic General Hospital, where he served as the hospital's chief of pediatrics from 1924 until his death. The hospital, which is now known as St. Mary's General Hospital, paid tribute to Williams with a memorial plaque that states "We walk the wards that Williams walked".

Life and career

Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1883. His father, William George Williams, was born in England but raised from the age of 5 in the Dominican Republic; his mother, R...
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William Carlos Williams Poems

  • Peasant Wedding
    Pour the wine bridegroom
    where before you the
    bride is enthroned her hair
  • The Spouts
    In this world of
    as fine a pair of breasts
    as ever I saw
    the fountain in ...
  • The Yachts
    contend in a sea which the land partly encloses
    shielding them from the too-heavy blows
    of an ungoverned ocean which when it chooses
  • Kora In Hell: Improvisations I

    Fools have big wombs. For the rest?â??here is pennyroyal if one knows to use it. But time is only another liar, so go along the wall a little further: if blackberries prove bitter there'll be mushrooms, fairy- ring mushrooms, in the grass, sweetest of all fungi. ...
  • On A Proposed Trip South
    They tell me on the morrow I must leave
    This winter eyrie for a southern flight
    And truth to tell I tremble with delight
    At thought of such unheralded reprieve. ...
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White 35 Wind 30 Sun 28 Sky 25 Morning 24 Green 23 Grass 23 Broken 20 Head 20 Cold 20

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Antoniacipollo1: loose your love to flow blow! william carlos williams. the wind increases. (fragment)
Joeljupp: throwback: in graduate school, back in 2004, i wrote a song based on this poem by william carlos williams. i'm sharing because i reread the poem tonight and remembered how much i love it — crazy it’s been 20 years already. my tune based on the poem:
Ianduhig: this is just to say unworn baby shoes for sale. it was delicious. (from 'the sawney bean/william carlos williams/not-really-hemingway haikus').
Librarybookbot: ‘i have eaten / the plums / that were in / the icebox / and which / you were probably / saving / for breakfast / forgive me / they were delicious / so sweet and so cold’ — william carlos williams, this is just to say
Dialhforhagai: this one is for the jewish william carlos williams enjoyers
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