Ice Friday: William Carlos Williams’ “Stillness”

I never thought I would have a favorite poet, but I do. William Carlos Williams’ Stillness:

Heavy white rooves
of Rutherford
sloping west and east
under the fast darkening sky:IMG_4688What have I to say to you
that you may whisper it to them
in the night?20150714_155446
Round you
is a great smouldering distance
on all sides
that engulfs you
in utter loneliness.20150711_193104Lean above their beds tonight
snow covered rooves;
listen;
feel them stirring warmly within
and say — nothing.

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