Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BIRDS, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS



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First Line: The world begins again
Last Line: And the dripping grass.
Subject(s): Blackbirds


The world begins again!
Not wholly insufflated
the blackbirds in the rain
upon the dead topbranches
of the living tree,
stuck fast to the low clouds,
notate the dawn.
Their shrill cries sound
announcing appetite
and drop among the bending roses
and the dripping grass.





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