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William Carlos Williams

Datum narození: 17. září 1883
Datum úmrtí: 4. březen 1963

Dr. Willam Carlos Williams byl americký básník, úzce spjatý s modernismem a imagismem.

Citáty William Carlos Williams

„Měli duše jak věčně zastlané postele.“

„It's a strange courage
you give me ancient star:
Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!“

„We sit and talk,
quietly, with long lapses of silence
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes
which has no speech“

„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“

„It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there.“
Asphodel, That Greeny Flower and Other Love Poems: That Greeny Flower

„You lethargic, waiting upon me,
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty

Shaken by your beauty

„If they give you lined paper, write the other way.“

„Hold back the edges of your gown, Ladies, we are going through hell.“

„Time is a storm in which we are all lost.“

„Your thighs are appletrees. Your knees are a southern breeze.“ The Farmers' Daughters

„It is at the edge of the
petal that love waits“
Spring and All

„Poets are damned but they are not blind, they see with the eyes of angels.“

„In summer, the song sings itself.“

„As the rain falls
so does
your love

bathe every
object of the world“

„Dissonance / (if you are interested) / leads to discovery.“

„I think all writing is a disease. You can't stop it.“

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