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From WVFC: The Red Wheelbarrow- A Meditation

May 26, 2009

(this post from WVFC makes me wish I had a garden. – E)

by Billie Brown

so much depends
 upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white 
chickens.

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So wrote the young aspiring poet William Carlos Williams in 1923. At his young age, how did he know?

At his age, I was aspiring to be the world’s greatest poet or film star – or a cheerleader.

Later, as a wife and mother I strove for domestic perfection – a wish equally out of reach.

Read Billie’s essay at Women’s Voices For Change.

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