one day in Paradise
to see the blandness
of the leaves —
William Carlos Williams
I love both my New Directions and Frontier Press editions of the Williams masterpiece — with one of the finest poetry book titles, ever.
"I can go no further than to say that poetry feels
the imagination and prose the emotions, poetry
liberates the words from their emotional implications,
prose confirms them in it. Both move centrifugally
or centripetally toward the intelligence."