Who is William Carlos WilliamsWilliam 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. ...
Top 10 most used topics by William Carlos WilliamsWhite 35 Wind 30 Sun 28 Sky 25 Morning 24 Green 23 Grass 23 Broken 20 Head 20 Cold 20
William Carlos Williams Quotes
- If they give you lined paper, write the other way.
- In summer, the song sings itself.
- The better work men do is always done under stress and at great personal cost.
- The perfect man of action, is the suicide.
- What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise
Comments about William Carlos WilliamsAntoniacipollo1: 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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