Selected Early Poems of William Carlos Williams

William Carlos WILLIAMS (1883 - 1963)

Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, a community near the city of Paterson. His father was an English immigrant, and his mother was born in Puerto Rico. He attended public school in Rutherford until 1897, then was sent to study at Château de Lancy near Geneva, Switzerland, the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, France, for two years and Horace Mann School in New York City. Then, in 1902, he entered the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. During his time at Penn, Williams befriended Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle (best known as H.D.) and the painter Charles Demuth. These friendships supported his growing passion for poetry. He received his M.D. in 1906 and spent the next four years in internships in New York City and in travel and postgraduate studies abroad (e.g., at the University of Leipzig where he studied pediatrics). He returned to Rutherford in 1910 and began his medical practice, which lasted until 1951. Ironically, most of his patients knew little if anything of his writings; instead they viewed him as a doctor who helped deliver over 2,000 of their children into the world.
(From Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Apology Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 02 Appeal Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 03 Ballet Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 04 Canthara Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 05 Chicory and Daisies Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 06 Conquest Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 07 Danse Russe Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 08 Dawn Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 09 Dedication for a Plot of Ground Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 10 Foreign Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 11 Good Night Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 12 Gulls Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 13 Hero Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 14 El Hombre Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 15 In Harbor Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 16 Invitation (You who had the sense) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 17 Keller Gegen Dom Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 18 Liberdad! Igualdad! Fraternidad! Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 19 Love Song (Daisies are broken) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 20 Love Song (I lie here thinking of you) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 21 Love Song (Sweep the house clean) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 22 M. B. Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 23 Metric Figure (There is a bird in the poplars) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 24 Mujer Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 25 Ogre, The Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 26 Pastoral (The little sparrows) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 27 Pastoral (When I was younger) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 28 Portrait in Greys, A Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 29 Portrait of a Woman in Bed Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 30 Portrait of a Young Man with a Bad Heart Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 31 Prelude, A Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 32 Promenade Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 33 Riposte Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 34 Smell! Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 35 Spring Strains Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 36 Summer Song (Wanderer moon) Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 37 Sympathetic Portrait of a Child Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 38 To a Solitary Disciple Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 39 Trees Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 40 Virtue Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 41 Winter Sunset Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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Play 42 Woman Walking Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
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