Flowers By The Sea

by William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

When over the flowery, sharp pasture's
edge, unseen, the salt ocean
lifts its form-chicory and daisies
tied, released, seem hardly flowers alone
but color and the movement-or the shape
perhaps-of restlessness, whereas
the sea is circled and sways
peacefully upon its plantlike stem

Last updated January 14, 2019