The Widow's Lament in Springtime
by William Carlos Williams
The Widow's Lament in Springtime Sadness Quotes
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Sorrow is my own yard (1)
Well, there you have it, folks. This widow is sad. Plus, her yard seems to be sad, too, based on this brief metaphor. So why then, is everything in bloom?
I lived with my husband.
The plum tree is white today (7-9)
What really stands out here is the jump from the mention of her life with her husband to the description of the plum tree. It seems like an awkward segue, but in a way, she's not really changing the subject, because her sadness has so thoroughly transformed her world that there's nothing that doesn't seem to reflect her loss, including the plum tree.