Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Birds

Sour Grapes (1921)
by
William Carlos Williams

The Birds

    The world begins again!
    Not wholly insufflated
    the blackbirds in the rain
    upon the dead topbranches
    of the living tree,
    stuck fast to the low clouds,
    notate the dawn.
    Their shrill cries sound
    announcing appetite
    and drop among the bending roses
    and the dripping grass.

Sources:

Public domain text taken from The Poets' Corner

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