“To a Solitary Disciple” by William Carlos Williams

To a Solitary Disciple

Rather notice, mon cher,
that the moon is
tilted above
the point of the steeple
than that its color
is shell-pink.
Rather observe
that it is early morning
than that the sky
is smooth
as a turquoise.

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William Carlos Williams' poem "To a Solitary Disciple" was published in the 1916 Others anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link below: