by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Two Aspects of April ‑ I
Language: English 
Nothing is more certain than the flower— 
and best, sometimes, are those
that start into blossom directly from
the harshness of bare gardens—the crocus 
breaking through, narcissi heaving 
a trampled place, and I saw once 
jonquils, forgotten, buried under
a new driveway, covered with broken 
but still unsuppressed, rising still
into a graceful flower-head—


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