The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

– William Carlos Williams

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Tia, who says “Guaranteed to frustrate many an English teacher, WCW gets away by making you, the reader think. He doesn’t put forward his ideas, no, he leaves it to you. The sparse text could mean, or not mean, a number of things. Almost a random observation, this one. But his masterpiece.”


More about the poem itself here. This also reminds me of this poem, which refers to it and gently pokes fun of it. I think you aren’t an institution until this happens, no?

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  1. By A Love Song – Fiat Camena on July 7, 2012 at 01:28

    […] imagery? The stain of love, the weight of love. We’ve run other poems by Wiliams on this site here […]

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