by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

The Chrysanthemum
Language: English 
how shall we tell 
the bright petals 
from the sun in the 
sky concentrically 
crowding the branch 
save that it yields
in its modesty
to that splendor?


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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-11
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