The Widow's Lament in Springtime
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Everything you ever wanted to know about William Carlos Williams and then some.
And then some more.
Check out this shot of Williams and his fellow poet Ezra Pound. What buddies.
White flowers, just like in the poem.
Apparently, American composer Milton Babbitt set this poem to music. Who knew? You can listen to the song on YouTube. Just make sure you click to 6:40 on the time signature, so you can skip the Brahms.
Audio recordings of Williams's works, including "The Widow's Lament," brought to you by the awesome folks at the Poetry Foundation.
Some audio from good ol' PBS, courtesy of Garrison Keillor.
See the poem as it was originally published. You won't even need a time machine to travel back to 1922.
Here it is, awesome readers, the 1921 book in which "The Widow's Lament in Springtime" first appeared.