Celebrating National Poetry Month

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month; In celebration we are posting a new public domain poem every Monday.
Rainy doorway
"Spring Storm" by William Carlos Williams    

The sky has given over
its bitterness.
Out of the dark change
all day long
rain falls and falls
as if it would never end.
Still the snow keeps
its hold on the ground.
But water, water
from a thousand runnels!
It collects swiftly,
dappled with black
cuts a way for itself
through green ice in the gutters.
Drop after drop it falls
from the withered grass-stems
of the overhanging embankment.


From Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems by William Carlos Williams. For more of Williams work stop by the library and check out some of his books.