Friday, March 30, 2012

The Rewaking

William Nicholson, Flowers and Glass Jug

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


-William Carlos Williams

4 comments:

  1. "A little Madness in the Spring/ Is wholesome even for the King" ---ED

    But promise me you'll keep clear of Hopkins, and his fretted chervil.
    Happy Spring, my friend.

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  2. A little madness now and then/ Cherished by the wisest men.
    Hi Donald!

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