Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, STILLNESS, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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First Line: Heavy white rooves / of rutherford
Last Line: And say -- nothing.
Subject(s): Silence

Heavy white rooves
of Rutherford
sloping west and east
under the fast darkening sky:

What have I to say to you
that you may whisper it to them
in the night?

Round you
is a great smouldering distance
on all sides
that engulfs you
in utter loneliness.

Lean above their beds tonight
snow covered rooves;
feel them stirring warmly within
and say -- nothing.

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