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Poetry Friday: Poem (on getting a card) by William Carlos Williams

August 18th, 2017 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: That's My Girl by Fifth Harmony

on getting a card
long delayed
from a poet whom I love
but

with whom I differ
touching
the modern poetic
technique

I was much moved
to hear
from him if
as yet he does not

concede the point
nor is he
indeed conscious of it
no matter

his style
has other outstanding
virtues
which delight me

- Poem (on getting a card) by William Carlos Williams

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Comments

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: August 19th, 2017 12:38 pm (UTC)

Sometimes we can agree to disagree. Other times...not so much.

Here's to all the virtues in others that delight us!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 19th, 2017 05:23 pm (UTC)

Delight and light!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: August 20th, 2017 09:22 pm (UTC)
wise words

These words are a good reminder for these days. We can disagree with one another and find reasons to delight in each other, too. At least on some issues.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 20th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
RE: wise words
books

And it's important, I think, to tell those we appreciate that we appreciate them, that they mean something to us.

Posted by: Carol Varsalona (cvarsalona)
Posted at: August 21st, 2017 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: wise words

Thank you for sharing the poem. I never say it before now but can see why the author wrote it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 21st, 2017 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: wise words

:)

Posted by: Michelle Kogan (Michelle Kogan)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2017 04:36 pm (UTC)

A timeless poem, thanks for sharing this piece by William Carlos Williams, and his wise words having different points of view but still finding delight here:
"concede the point
nor is he
indeed conscious of it
no matter

his style
has other outstanding
virtues
which delight me"

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2017 05:40 pm (UTC)
books

It's important to look on the bright side and find delight!

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