by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

It's a strange courage
Language: English 
It's a strange courage
you give me ancient star:

Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!

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Note: quoted by Wallace Stevens in Nuances of a theme by Williams


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