Who is William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet 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 to an English father and Puerto Rican mother of partial French descent. His work has a great affinity with painting, in which he had a l...
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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
    1


    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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  • Closetalking: we couldn't do an episode on william carlos williams and not mention his famous poem, "this is just to say," aka the plum poem. read it again below!
  • Eleekg: “hold back the edges of your gown, ladies, we are going through hell.” ― william carlos williams
  • Enlightfundy: i guess i owe william carlos williams an apology. that receptionist tho: sarah lawrence, gender studies — the whole nine yards
  • Idle_warship: william carlos williams - the poet so nice they named him this is just to say
  • Jonah_c_byers: rip the plums in the icebox. you would have loved william carlos williams' unnamed acquaintance.
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In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 067
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When on my bed the moonlight falls,
I know that in thy place of rest
By that broad water of the west,
There comes a glory on the walls:

Thy marble bright in dark appears,
As slowly steals a silver flame
Along the letters of thy name,
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