With the passing of Thanksgiving we are all reminded winter is well on its way. For one moment I want us to forget about the obligation of the season and stop to appreciate the beauty of nature that comes with winter. William Carlos Williams is brilliant at summoning the spirit of objects and bringing them to life in ways that make us ponder the meaning of life, or maybe something less deep. I love the splashes of color he includes, “where the salvias, hard carmine–” is Williams speaking just about nature or is he drawing on a deeper meaning about the “Winter” of life. Which garden is he referring to and why does the Garden of Eden come to mind? What are your thoughts? As always – Stay with Sharon and The Write Talk!
Approach of Winter
The half-stripped trees struck by a wind together, bending all, the leaves flutter drily and refuse to let go or driven like hail stream bitterly out to one side and fall where the salvias, hard carmine– like no leaf that ever was– edge the bare garden.
William Carlos Williams