Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Poetry Wednesday--William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow
by William Carlos Williams

I'm not sure what depended on the red wheel barrow.  Perhaps just the poem, with its sharp contrast between the wet, shiny red wheel barrow and the soft, fluffy white chickens, pecking for seed in the grass underneath.


TACParent said...

Interesting poem. Maybe the red wagon was used to carry feed or water for the chickens. Maybe they were staring at it waiting for their sustenance to show up? Interesting imagery.

Dymphna said...

I like that. Interaction. Nice.

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