Happy Birthday William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams had a unique combination of talents, being both a pediatrician and a poet. To pay tribute to his wide range of poetry, let me share two very different poems he wrote.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox
and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

He also wrote:  “It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”


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