A Poem For Saturday


"Blizzard" by William Carlos Williams:

years of anger following
hours that float idly down
the blizzard
drifts its weight
deeper and deeper for three days
or sixty years, eh? Then
the sun! a clutter of
yellow and blue flakes
Hairy looking trees stand out
in long alleys
over a wild solitude.
The man turns and there
his solitary track stretched out
upon the world.

(Photo: Afghan men walk near the Darul Aman palace in Kabul on February 16, 2011, on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet Mohammed was born in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal 571 A.D. By Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images)