Naked in a new world



“All along the road the reddish

purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy

stuff of bushes and small trees

with dead, brown leaves under them

leafless vines-


“Lifeless in appearance, sluggish

dazed spring approaches-


“They enter the new world naked,

cold, uncertain of all

save that they enter….’’

- From “Spring and All,’’ by William Carlos Williams