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The Red Wheelbarrow

politicalprof:


so much depends
upon 

a red wheel
barrow 

glazed with rain
water 

beside the white
chickens. 

William Carlos Williams

So simple but says SO much. Once my creative writing teacher taught me about the meaning behind this poem, everything changed. I read everything with a different purpose from that point on. I seriously recommend all to research it on their own free will and decide for themselves.

(via basic-eight)

— 2 years ago with 34 notes
#poetry  #william carlos williams 
  1. andsomeyougiveaway reblogged this from politicalprof and added:
    This makes me miss SSCA and Jess Callahan.
  2. pol102 said: That is one of my favorite poems. I also use it when I teach about writing, particularly brevity and staying focused on core concepts.
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    Re-blogged this because it has come up in conversation before. We were asked, in my senior year of high-school, to...
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  9. raybancharles reblogged this from politicalprof and added:
    this is real poetry
  10. bitches-and-prose reblogged this from politicalprof and added:
    I still associate this with chickens being beheaded. It may be morbid, but it’s what I imagine.
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