Sour Grapes

Sour Grapes
A Book of Poems

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Sour Grapes by William Carlos Williams

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1921

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Sour Grapes
A Book of Poems

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In this work some of his best early poems are included - such as Complaint and The Great Figure.

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lors. A good head, backed by the eye--awake! backed by the emotions--blind-- River and mountain, light and rain--or rain, rock, light, trees--divided: rain-light counter rocks-trees or trees counter rain-light-rocks or--

Myriads of counter processions crossing and recrossing, regaining the advantage, buying here, selling there --You are sold cheap everywhere in town!-- lingering, touching fingers, withdrawing gathering forces into blares, hummocks, peaks and rivers--river meeting rock --I wish that you were lying there dead and I sitting here beside you.-- It's the grey moon--over and over. It's the clay of these parts.

THE DESOLATE FIELD

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.

WILLOW POEM

It is a willow when summe

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Williams' fourth book of poems, 1921. Short, but dense with imagery of nature, the city, and people. Some of the poems are brief, just slices of events. Worth reading.