Paterson (Revised Edition) (New Directions Paperback 806 806)

By William Carlos Williams

Long famous as a masterpiece of contemporary American poetry, WIlliam Carlos Williams' Paterson is one man's testomony and imaginative and prescient, "a humanist manifesto enacted in 5 books, a grammar to assist us existence" (Denis Donoghue).

Paterson is either a place—the New Jersey urban in whom the individual (the poet's personal existence) and the general public (the historical past of the quarter) are mixed. initially 4 books (published separately among 1946 and 1951), the constitution of Paterson (in Dr. Williams' phrases) "follows the process teh Passaic River" from above the nice falls to its front into the ocean. The unforeseen booklet 5, released in 1958, affirms the victorious lifetime of the mind's eye, regardless of age and demise. This revised variation has been meticulously re-edited via Christopher MacGowan, who has provided a wealth of notes and explanatory fabric.

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Voi ch’entrate revisited! less than flooring, below rock, below river lower than gulls     . lower than the insane     . . the site visitors is engulfed and disappears     . to emerge     . by no means A voice calling within the hubbub (Why else are there newspapers, by way of the cart-load? ) blaring the inside track no wit shall circumvent, no rhyme disguise. Necessity gripping the words     . scouting evasion, that love is begrimed, befouled     . I’d wish to spill the reality, on that one. Why don’t you? this can be a POEM! begrimed but lifts its head, having suffered a sea-change! shorn of its eyes and its hair its tooth kicked out     . a sour submersion in darkness     . a gelding, to not be listed     . to be made prepared! healthy to serve (vermin trout, that consume the salmon eggs, gaze up throughout the dazzle     . in glass necklaces     . picturesque peasant stuff with out value)     . pulp whereas within the tall structures (sliding up and down) is the place the money’s made up and down directed missiles within the greased shafts of the tall buildings     . They stand lethargic in cages, in violent movement unmoved yet alert! predatory minds, un- affected UNINCONVENIENCED unsexed, up and down (without wing movement) this can be how the money’s made     . utilizing such plugs. on the sanitary lunch hour packed lady to lady (or guy to lady, what’s the variation? ) the flesh in their faces long past to fats or gristle, with no recognizable define, mounted in rigors, adipose or sclerosis expressionless, dealing with each other, a mold for all faces (canned fish) this     . movement towards the again, please, and face the door! is how the money’s made, money’s made pressed jointly conversing excitedly     . of the subsequent sandwich     . interpreting, from one hand, of a few pupil, come waterlogged to the skin following final night’s thunderstorm     . the flesh a flesh of tears and combating gulls     . Oh i may cry! cry upon your younger shoulder for what i do know. i believe so alone     . . . . . . . Phyllis & Paterson i believe I’ll pass at the degree, stated she, with a deprecating snort, Ho, ho! Why don’t you? he spoke back even though the legs, I’m afraid, might beat you     . . . . . . . Corydon & Phyllis . with me, Phyllis (I’m no Simaetha) in all of your local loveliness that those spiked rumors won't tear that candy flesh It sounds as tho’ i needed to devour you, I’ll need to switch that. include me to Anticosti, the place the salmon lie spawning within the solar within the shallow water i believe that’s Yeats     . — and we will fish for the salmon fish No, i believe that’s the Yeats     . — and its silver might be our crest and guerdon (what’s a guerdon? ) drawn struggling     . think me, a few tussle! from the icy water     . I want you’d come, expensive, I’ve acquired my yacht all stocked and prepared. permit me take you on a tour     . of Paradise! That I’d wish to see. then why don't you come? I’m no longer able to die but, now not even for that. You don’t have to. . . . . . . pricey Pappy: For the final time! All day this present day, think it or no longer, we’ve been coasting alongside what they name up right here the North Shore on our method to where we’re going to fish at.

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