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The Collected Poems, Vol. 2: 1939-1962
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Just as the nature of briars is to tear flesh, I have proceeded through them. Keep the briars out, they say. You cannot live and keep free of briars.

Fortunately, his successes are truly phenomenal. Everyone knows The Red Wheelbarrow and far too much self-conscious ink has been spilled on that little poem for me to add any here. Many of Just as the nature of briars is to tear flesh, I have proceeded through them.

Many of his other works, however, should by rights overshadow TRW, and deserve much more attention than they seem to receive: Love that "American Variable Foot! In addition, Williams's uncollected poems are arranged chronologically and inserted between the individual books. It was outside a place across the track - We'd been going all day. But you know - none of us had any dough we 're all on relief - I told the Chief about it this morning and he wanted to pick him up.

But you know - he's my best friend.

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I don't mind a shiner but look at this here. I showed it to my wife when I got home and she says, Those are tooth marks! Then it started to swell on me, right down to the ankle. Look, these three little marks here and those others down there under them. That looks like teeth don't you think so? All I want to know is is it dangerous? That's all I care about it. They love their filth. Knee boots and they want to hear it suck when they pull 'em out.

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John Landless sailing on a helmless boat Through waveless oceans towards shoreless sands Lands on a dawnless day at a townless port Knocks at a houseless door with his boneless hands - Jean Sans Terre at the Final Port to Claire Sans Lune from Poems - , pg. If the new of heaven is not narrow, Why should you be banished when you are old? Ten thousand ages will remember your warmth; When you are gone the world is silent and cold.

Jan 21, Jon Corelis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Recommended for All Readers W. Williams's poems are about as important to modern American poetry as the Rocky Mountains are to the American contintent: As the reviews here indicate, he's still not to everyone's taste, but his influence is enormous, largely defining great areas of subsequent American verse most of which however in my opinion isn't nearly as good as Williams himself. If you are at all seriously interested in modern American poetry, you should have this collection in your library. Nov 05, Sincerae rated it really liked it Shelves: This book of poems had to grow on me.

At first I wasn't touched by some of the early poems in the volume, but as I read further I came to love William Carlos Williams' use of imagery and language. Much of humanity and life are in these poems: Also poems from Pictures from Brueghel are here for which he won a posthumous Nobel Prize. It took me a very long time to get This book of poems had to grow on me. It took me a very long time to get into this book of poetry, but in the end reading this collection was worth it. Apr 26, Dane Cobain rated it really liked it. Others replaced them from which the birds were frightened.

Dec 25, Alejandro Teruel rated it liked it Shelves: An exhaustive second volume of William Carlos Williams' poetry arranged by chronological order of his published books: These poems appear in the same order they appeared in the published books; the astonishing number of poems not incorporated into books are arranged in strict chronological order and grouped by chronological i An exhaustive second volume of William Carlos Williams' poetry arranged by chronological order of his published books: These poems appear in the same order they appeared in the published books; the astonishing number of poems not incorporated into books are arranged in strict chronological order and grouped by chronological intervals between published books: On the one hand, this arrangement helps study Williams' evolution as a poem, his struggle to find the appropriate structure for Paterson ; on the other hand it heightens the sense of unevenness and deepens the enigma of his selection criteria for publication.

In the poetry written between one find the close observer with penchant for sardonic, brutal, almost callous end-twists. Here is an example titled The Deceptrices: Because they are not, they paint their lips and dress like whores. Because they are uncertain, they put on the bold looks of experience. This is their youth, too soon gone, too soon the unalterable conclusion.

These wry twists sometimes spring from an inner conversation between his personae, as in The Poet and His Poems , a fascinating glimpse into his meta-poetics and his mockery of conventional poetic expectations: What a stupid image.

And who is operated on? How can a nuance operate on anything? It is all in the sound. It should be a song -made of particulars, wasps, a gentian -something immediate, open scissors, a lady's eyes -the particulars of a song waking upon a bed of sound. Consider another poem, River Rhyme: The rumpled river takes its course lashed by rain That is that now that tortures skeletons of weeds and muddy waters eat their banks the drain of swamps a bulk that writhes and fat- tens as it speeds.

This openness to the coarser grain of life comes through again and again. Love's very fleas are mine. Enter me worms and al till I crumble [ But the fleas were too shy didn't want to offend recoiled from the odors and could't unbend c. Take me then Spirit of Loneliness insatiable Spirit of Love and let be- for Time without odor is Time without me Out of such coarseness, surprising flowers bloom, as for example, in The Wrong Door: Gi' me a reefer, Lawd cause I wan' to think different I wan' to think all around this subject I wan' to think I wan' to think where I is an' I wan' to think my way out of where I is by a new door After all, as Williams pleads, in a different context, in his poignant and confessional Asphodel, that Greeny Flower: Are facts not flowers?

And flowers facts or poems flowers or all works of the imagination interchangeable? Williams casts a deservedly long shadow over twentieth century American poetry, not because he panders to ease but because his unique take on language, poetry and reality repays careful reading and provides material enough for many enriching readings and rereadings. Nov 27, Suzy rated it it was amazing. The Rewaking Sooner or later we must come to the end of striving to re-establish the image the image of the rose but not yet you say extending the time indefinitely by your love until a whole spring rekindle the violet to the very lady's slipper and so by your love the very sun itself is revived Williams is amazing, his poetry feels like breathing to me.

He crammed in his writing at night after busily delivering babies all day and his poems are bursting with real life as seen by someone with all his senses open. That was the last poem he wrote, by the way--old, sick, and still in love with his wife, with poetry, and with the world. Here's to living every day possible in the same spirit! Feb 28, Michael rated it it was amazing. As much as I loved Volume I - I loved this collection better.

It shows a more mature poet. It shows a poet both expanding his talents and also spreading them in and through his other passions and loves. Sep 09, Gabe Redel rated it really liked it. There's definitely a maturity in his later work, but he lost a bit of that youthful passion that made his early works so good. Apr 01, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: You must read the poems in Dessert Music and Journey to Love. Well, if you're a poet and at all interested in that wonderful triadic line that Williams does, you must read those poems.

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Want to Read saving…. Get to Know Us. I was pleased to see the Waste Land composite, finally doing in English what the Italian translation of the poems has had for years. Miss Deed rated it liked it Jan 17, Each of these sections is accompanied by its respective commentary, and then, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history recording variants both manuscript and published. This will remain the definitive edition of TS Eliot for the conceivable future.

Nov 13, Steven Logan rated it liked it. It is a great collection of some really good poems. Mar 07, Laurie rated it really liked it. Love that red wheel barrow.

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Showing of 25 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I was given the new Eliot edition both volumes for my birthday. The editors have turned up masses of fascinating background material, hardly any of which I knew. But there are many peculiarities about the edition and I wish they had given us a proper Introduction explaining and justifying their policy. The distribution between the two volumes seems strange. Surely Old Possum and the Anabasis translation are part of the canon and so should be in the first volume?

And why split the uncollected material into Uncollected poems and Other verses, across the two volumes? It seems to be that the Uncollected poems were at least potentially publishable, and indeed some were published, whereas the Other Verses were only ever intended as occasional verse for a private audience, but surely they should say so?

Then, when an edition goes into more than one volume, it is more usual to put the textual notes with the text in the first volume and the annotations in the second volume, so that the reader can have both volumes open with the text and its commentary at the same time. The textual notes also seem to me to go into unnecessary detail about early versions and rejected drafts.

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Vol 2 1939 1962

Of course some of these are important, but they risk getting lost among crowds of minor variants. And rejected passages are printed in with the textual notes, while the commentaries on them are included with those on the poems as published. I agree with her, and think the textual evidence for omitting it not much stronger than that for dropping the line from The Hollow Men.

I was pleased to see the Waste Land composite, finally doing in English what the Italian translation of the poems has had for years.