The selected poems of William Carlos Williams By Sheila Cruz

Williams Carlos Williams is a poet who loved to experiment with his words or as they say "an experimenter, an innovator, and a revolutionary figure in American poetry. Although his early life is described as "sweet and sour."
This book is a roller coaster of emotions and different type of writings. He tends to write a lot about flowers and nature and things around us.
He makes the simplest things in life have meaning, such as his poem "The Red Wheelbarrow," which goes like this "so much depends upon, a red wheelbarrow, glazed with rain water, beside the white chickens."
"When over the flowery, sharp pastures edge, unseen, the salt ocean, lifts its form-chicory and daisies tied, released, seem hardly flowers alone, but color and movement-or the shape perhaps-of restlessness, whereas, the sea is circled and sways peacefully upon its plantlike stem."(Flowers by the sea)
He uses a lot of personification in his poems and he also makes you relate to them without you thinking about it at times.
Such as this poem, "Let the snake wait under his weed and the writing be of words, slow and quick, sharp to strike, quiet to wait, sleepless.—through metaphor to reconcile the people and the stones. Compose(No ideas but in things) invent! Saxifrage is my flower that splits the rocks."


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