William Carlos Williams


I have had my dream--like others-- 
and it has come to nothing, so that 
I remain now carelessly 
with feet planted on the ground 
and look up at the sky-- 
feeling my clothes about me, 
the weight of my body in my shoes,
 the rim of my hat, air passing in and out 
at my nose--and decide to dream no more. 

spoken = Ben Day