William Morris Meredith Jr.

(January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007 / New York City)

Poems of William Morris Meredith Jr.

1. “Do Not Embrace Your Mind’s New Negro Friend” 1/12/2012
2. Accidents of Birth 1/12/2012
3. Consequences 1/12/2012
4. Earth Walk 1/12/2012
5. Effort At Speech 1/12/2012
6. Envoi 1/12/2012
7. Five Accounts of a Monogamous Man 1/12/2012
8. Hazard Faces a Sunday in the Decline 1/12/2012
9. Hazard's Optimism 1/12/2012
10. In Loving Memory of the Late Author of Dream Songs 1/12/2012
11. Last Things 1/12/2012
12. Love Letter from an Impossible Land 1/12/2012
13. Navy Field 1/12/2012
14. Notes for an Elegy 1/12/2012
15. Parents 1/20/2003
16. Partial Accounts 1/12/2012
17. Politics 1/12/2012
18. Rhode Island 1/20/2003
19. Starlight 1/12/2012
20. The Cheer 1/12/2012

Rhode Island

Here at the seashore they use the clouds over & over
again, like the rented animals in Aïda.
In the late morning the land breeze
turns and now the extras are driving
all the white elephants the other way.
What language are the children shouting in?
He is lying on the beach listening.

The sand knocks like glass, struck by bare heels.

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