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Nov 8, 2010

a poem i rediscovered

I vaguely remembered a poem that I had learned some time around late elementary or early high school . The only things that I could remember were something about a red wheelbarrow and rain and that I had loved it.

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

-William Carlos Williams

I was extremely happy to be reunited with this one. It is both a crystallization and summation at the same time which I think is what some of the best art can do. It’s a marvelous poem, thank you William Carlos Williams.

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