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Reading Carlos Williams

by Bill Bowler

Reading Carlos Williams
is like conversing in verse
with a wise, older friend
from New Jersey,
the family physician
on a late night house call
in your hands, beneath the lamp,
his simple, sympathetic
words, his forthright
metonyms, his casual
oratory evoke
unadorned truth
mutually understood
in the mundane
rhythms of conversation.

Copyright © 2009 by Bill Bowler

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