Famous Poem

Here is a very famous poem who was also a doctor. I remember having endless stupid classroom discussions about why this poem was/is popular and came to mean so much. What do you think? Do you remember this poem? What do you think it means? Drop a line.

The Red Wheelbarrow
      so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

William Carlos Williams

rosesencha rosesencha
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3 Responses Aug 17, 2007

Gorgeous in its simplicity! I love WCW.

Thanks for that insight. I completely agree. Have you ever thought about teaching poetry? You sound like you'd be great at it. =)

I do remember it.<br />
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It is remarkable for the vivid picture it paints with its simplicity.<br />
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It says practically nothing, but is more powerful than the longest description.