Poetry Friday: Summer Song

I’ve fallen behind on my summer reading and writing about Kooser’s Home Repair Poetry Manual. So today as I leave for a last weekend of summer fun, I leave you with a summer poem by one of my favorites.

Summer Song

By William Carlos Williams

Wanderer moon

smiling a

faintly ironical smile

at this

brilliant, dew-moistened

summer morning,—

a detached

sleepily indifferent

smile, a

wanderer’s smile,—

if I should

buy a shirt

your color and

put on a necktie


where would they carry me?

Found at Poets.org. Poetry Friday is hosted at Stenhouse Blog.

Happy Reading.



3 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Summer Song

  1. Great poem. Williams is in my top five favorite poets of all time. Maybe top three. Thanks for sharing. I start school in a couple weeks, so I think I’ll be needing a Poetry Mix Tape of summer poems!

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