by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Black Eyed Susan
Language: English 
Black eyed susan 
rich orange
round a purple core

the white daisy 
is not

Crowds are white 
as farmers
who live poorly

But you
are rich
in savagery—

dark woman


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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-04-11
Line count: 15
Word count: 33