Williams / Remarque Mix and Match


Nothing that

about a
quiet wheel

barrow on the
western front

– Gavel K. Lindsay (copyright 2007)

This poem arrived by e-mail today.

Here’s what its author wrote along with it:

How about a mixed-genre William Carlos Williams variant? This one blends the novel by Erich Maria Remarque with Williams’ Red Wheelbarrow.
Cheers, Gavel

Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) is the author of the novel Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front), published in 1929, about World War I. The film classic All Quiet on the Western Front from 1930 is based on this novel.
American poet William Carlos Williams lived from 1883 to 1963.
As far as I can tell, these two writers have nothing in common.


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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4 Responses to Williams / Remarque Mix and Match

  1. Madhava Gosh says:

    so much depends

    a red splotched wheel

    glazed with cow

    beside the white
    shell crater.

  2. suburbanlife says:

    so much depends

    the foil – lined

    drying sliced

    beside the

    Back-to-the-land, simplicity movement variation on the “Red Wheelbarrow”. Not nearly so evocative, more a how-to. 🙂

  3. Thank you both, Madhava and suburbanlife, for your high-caliber creative input!

  4. maryt says:

    Tell Gavel, his combination is marvelous!

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