Friday, January 09, 2009

Poetry Friday: Winter Trees

by William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

Poem found here.
Image found here.

The round up this week is at Picture Book of the Day.


  1. I wish I knew how to leave a live link on a comment form!

    On my book blog, I have a MOON THEME with five books and two poems for story time!

    My favorite part of this post is the book "The Moon Shines Down" by Margaret Wise Brown. It's a “never-before published” book that was found buried in an old barn 56 years after Margaret Wise Brown's death! They just published it in 2008 and it is based on the rhyming story God Bless the Moon and God Bless Me! The little koala bear travels the world and it talks about each country…check it out! You will love it.

    Thanks for hosting again! You are super!


  2. Bookworm,
    Mere moments after I posted that I would do the roundup, I learned that it would be at Picture Book of the Day. I will move your link and comment over there.

  3. I love this poem, Mary Lee. In fact, I posted it during a Poetry Friday last winter! It's gorgeous--and that "liquid moon" remains my favorite part. Thanks for the moment of reverie.

  4. WCW is my hero. This poems has such beautiful, stark images. Thanks for sharing it.


  5. Had not seen this one before, and love it. Beautiful, spare and serene. Thank you :)!

  6. Anonymous10:59 AM

    Wise trees, indeed. Love WCW.

  7. Ditto the above noters - I love WCW and hadn't seen this before - thanks!

  8. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Love that word, "disattiring." Thanks for posting this!

  9. So beautiful! I was just admiring the full moon outside my window when I came across this post.

  10. So peaceful and beautiful. This reminds me what winter is for and shows me how to use it.

  11. That's beautiful -- and new to me.

    7-Imp (getting caught up here on posts...)


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