A W. C. Williams variant

so little depends
upon

a rusty wheel
barrow

rusty with years
of rain

beside the white
dickens

(anonymous)

Note
I found this variant of William Carlos Williams’ famous poem “Red wheelbarrow” pencilled on the wall of the outhouse behind my friend Charlie’s cabin near Spar City in the Colorado Rockies. Isn’t it interesting to see that poetry happens in some pretty remote and unpoetic places? Charlie and other members of his family said they didn’t know who had written this but that it had been on that wall for many years.

– J.S.

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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One Response to A W. C. Williams variant

  1. suburbanlife says:

    Oh, Lord James – not the “Outhouse Variations” – ah, but it was at least a literary outhouse! A great find! 🙂

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