Saturday, January 11, 2014

Winter Trees / William Carlos Williams

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 Williams
from Sour Grapes, 1921

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the United States]

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