Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Approach of Winter

Sour Grapes (1921)
by
William Carlos Williams

Approach of Winter

The half-stripped trees
struck by a wind together,
bending all,
the leaves flutter drily
and refuse to let go
or driven like hail
stream bitterly out to one side
and fall
where the salvias, hard carmine--
like no leaf that ever was--
edge the bare garden.

Sources:

Public domain text taken from The Poets' Corner

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