Sunday, April 11, 2021

Poetry Break: Spring Storm by William Carlos Williams


Spring Thaw (M.A. Reilly, Ringwood, NJ)


Spring Storm


     - by William Carlos Williams


The sky has given over

its bitterness.

Out of the dark change

all day long

rain falls and falls

as if it would never end.

Still the snow keeps

its hold on the ground.

But water, water

from a thousand runnels!

It collects swiftly,

dappled with black

cuts a way for itself

through green ice in the gutters.

Drop after drop it falls

from the withered grass-stems

of the overhanging embankment.



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