A Poem For Saturday

Nov 10 2012 @ 6:46pm

"The Great Figure" by William Carlos Williams:

Figure_Five_WikiAmong the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
firetruck
moving
tense
unheeded
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city.

(From Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams © 1985 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Image of the painting, "I Saw the Figure Five in Gold," by Charles Demuth via Wikimedia Commons. The poem inspired the painting.)