‘The Ivy Crown’ by William Carlos Williams

‘The Ivy Crown’

by William Carlos WilliamsDSCF9120

“The whole process is a lie,
unless,
crowned by excess,
It break forcefully,
one way or another,
from its confinement—
or find a deeper well.
Antony and Cleopatra
were right;
they have shown
the way. I love you
or I do not live
at all…”

You can read the complete poem here.

William Carlos Williams was born on this day in 1883, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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