The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

William Carlos Williams, 1923

(Post about The Red Wheelbarrow: November 8, 2010)

There's a certain Slant of Light
There's a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons --
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes --

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us --
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are --

None may teach it -- Any --
'Tis the Seal Despair --
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air --

When it comes, the Landscape listens --
Shadows -- hold their breath --
When it goes, 'tis like the Distance
On the look of Death --
Emily Dickinson, c. 1861