O.P.P. #4 — William’s work…

Day 4 of National Poetry Month.

And we’re looking up…at the men on the roof….


Fine Work with Pitch and Copper



by William Carlos Williams

Now they are resting
in the fleckless light
separately in unison

like the sacks
of sifted stone stacked
regularly by twos

about the flat roof
ready after lunch
to be opened and strewn

The copper in eight
foot strips has been
beaten lengthwise

down the center at right
angles and lies ready
to edge the coping

One still chewing
picks up a copper strip
and runs his eye along it












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