Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A CORONAL, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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A CORONAL, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: New books of poetry will be written
Last Line: Many and many a time.
Subject(s): Books; Reading

New books of poetry will be written
New books and unheard of manuscripts
will come wrapped in brown paper
and many and many a time
the postman will bow
and sidle down the leaf-plastered steps
thumbing over other men's business.

But we ran ahead of it all.
One coming after
could have seen her footprints
in the wet and followed us
among the stark chestnuts.

Anemones sprang where she pressed
and cresses
stood green in the slender source --
And new books of poetry
will be written, leather-colored oakleaves
many and many a time.

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