Friday, November 27, 2009

Poetry Friday

I have moved my weekly poetry posts to Friday to be part of "Poetry Friday" at the suggestion of my dear friend & awesome writer ~ Martha Calderaro. I am still trying to get an idea of what exactly poetry Friday is, however I do know many writers and poets post poetry on Friday and one of them 'hosts'. I also know i have discovered many a wonderful poem surfing around on Friday, so here is my poem for this week ~ one of my favorites by William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

I was first introduced to this poem in an illustration class eons ago ~ the teacher gave us this poem to illustrate. As the images exploded before my eyes the lines settled into my mind, for me to return to many times. Then recently I discovered this beautiful picture book about William Carlos Williams' life ~ A River Of Words the story of William Carlos Williams written by Jen Bryant & illustrated by Melissa Sweet. The illustrations and design of this book blew me away - I think it is a true treasure that I highly recommend you seek out and enjoy ~ the story of a passion for poetry, the wonderful poems and the fantastic illustrations!!!


  1. Great blog! I am happy to hear you quote my favorite writer and muse, Anais Nin. If you have been inspired by her as much as I have been, you might be interested in reading my poetry collection, DEAR ANAIS: MY LIFE IN POEMS FOR YOU...

    Also, I recently visited The Red Wheelbarrow Bookshop in Paris -- and reread this poem or the first time in years!

    Here's to timelines crossing! Visit my blog below sometime!



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