Stuck on Apples   Leave a comment



by William Carlos Williams

O lovely apple!

beautifully and completely


hardly a contour marred—

perhaps a little

shriveled at the top but that

aside perfect

in every detail! O lovely

apple! What a

deep and suffusing brown

mantles that

unspoiled surface! No one

has moved you

since I placed you on the porch

rail a month ago

to ripen.

No one. No one!


Posted October 22, 2009 by snpulling in apples, Poetry, William Carlos Williams

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