Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DESOLATE FIELD, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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First Line: Vast and grey, the sky
Last Line: Yearning silently over me.
Subject(s): Fields; Pastures; Meadows; Leas

Vast and grey, the sky
is a simulacrum
to all but him whose days
are vast and grey, and --
In the tall, dried grasses
a goat stirs
with nozzle searching the ground.
-- my head is in the air
but who am I . . ?
And amazed my heart leaps
at the thought of love
vast and grey
yearning silently over me.

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