Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MAN IN A ROOM, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS



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First Line: Here, no woman, nor man besides
Last Line: Torn petals, dew-wet, yellowed my bare ankles.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


Here, no woman, nor man besides,
Nor child, nor dog, nor bird, nor wasp,
Nor ditch-pool, nor green thing. Color of flower,
Blood-bright berry none, nor flame-rust
On leaf, nor pink gall-sting on stem, nor
Staring stone, Ay de mi!
No hawthorn's white thorn-tree here, nor lawn
Of buttercups, nor any counterpart:
Bed, book-backs, walls, floor,
Flat pictures, desk, clothes-box, litter
Of paper scrawls. So sit I here,
So stand, so walk about. Beside
The flower-white tree not so lonely I:
Torn petals, dew-wet, yellowed my bare ankles.





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