Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Great Figure

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
fire truck
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city

inspired Charles Demuth's painting (click for info):

1 comment:

dan said...

felt like posting a WCW poem, maybe "Red Wheelbarrow" but decided on this one.

According to the Wikipedia site, "Red Wheelbarrow" is about a girl recovering from a serious illness.