so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
William Carlos Williams
William Carlos William
I discovered William Carlos Williams poetry through his poem This is Just to Say, his magnificent poem about eating undeserved plums from the refrigerator. We use This is Just to Say to illustrate savoring and mindfulness, two key ideas in the blossoming positive psychology.
Celebrating the world as it is through American rhythms of speech
I understand The Red Wheel Barrow is even more popular and represents William Carlos Williams’ belief that poetry should portray the essence and meaning of familiar life in simple language using the rhythms of American speech. Someone has helpfully provided a chart to help us read the poem on Wikipedia.
Mindfulness and Happiness
“to draw his themes from what he called “the local.”
“try to see the world as it is”
Isn’t that what we call mindfulness today?
It’s interesting that he had worked out this philosophy before World War II.
- Fumblings with poetry
- Is poetry understanding the needs of the moment, as the moment exists in the river of time?
- Discovering poetry: Shel Silverstein
- Pleasure, engagement and meaning for a good life
- Poetry of hope for hard times
- A poet tells us how to be goal-oriented AND mindful at the same time
- Psychologists: Eyes and Ears To Spot Opportunties
- The Desiderata
- The Secret or Sour Grapes?
- “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day”