Words on Wednesday

14 Dec

Blog Post #235

I love poetry, don’t you?

Now, I can’t claim to be a poetry expert, I mean, I would be hard pressed to explain a poem in any great depth — but I love the rhythm, cadence and emotions that are conveyed in written verse.

My favourite poets include: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburgh, and William Blake, to name a few. William Carlos Williams, one of the principal poets of the Imagist movement, is also a poet whose work I enjoy.

The weather here has been cold and icy, after two wintry blasts — not our usual December weather. The snow covered, leafless trees remind me of Williams’ poem, Winter Trees — “…the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.”

snowy tree photo

Winter Trees

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

~ William Carlos William


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