Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From "Asphodel, that Greenery Flower"

My heart rouses
thinking to bring you news
of something that concerns you
and concerns many men.
Look at
what passes for the new.
You will not find it there but in
despised poems.
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there.

--William Carlos Williams

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