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William Carlos Williams

Data de nascimento: 17. Setembro 1883
Data de falecimento: 4. Março 1963
Outros nomes: Ουίλιαμ Κάρλος Ουίλιαμς, ویلیام کارلوس ویلیامز

William Carlos Williams também conhecido como WCW foi um poeta estadunidense associado aos movimentos do modernismo e do imagismo, além de médico pediatra. Filho de pai inglês e mãe porto-riquenha, atendia gratuitamente aos desfavorecidos em seu consultório. Wikipedia

Citações William Carlos Williams

„Não há maior mentira do que o incompreendido verdade.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Revista Jíbaro, Número 1. Latinoamericana Editora S.A., 2006. p 38.

„A man isn’t a block that remains stationary though the psychologists treat him so — and most take an insane pride in believing it.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Introduction
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: A man isn’t a block that remains stationary though the psychologists treat him so — and most take an insane pride in believing it. Consistency! He varies; Hamlet today, Caesar tomorrow; here, there, somewhere — if he is to retain his sanity, and why not?
The arts have a complex relation to society. The poet isn’t a fixed phenomenon, no more is his work.

„But the hunted news I get from some obscure patients' eyes is not trivial. It is profound“

—  William Carlos Williams, livro The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams (1951), Ch. 54: The Practice
General sources
Contexto: What is the use of reading the common news of the day, the tragic deaths and abuses of daily living, when for over half a lifetime we have known that they must have occurred just as they have occurred given the conditions that cause them? There is no light in it. It is trivial fill-gap. We know the plane will crash, the train be derailed. And we know why. No one cares, no one can care. We get the news and discount it, we are quite right in doing so. It is trivial. But the hunted news I get from some obscure patients' eyes is not trivial. It is profound: whole academies of learning, whole ecclesiastical hierarchies are founded upon it and have developed what they call their dialectic upon nothing else, their lying dialectics. A dialectic is any arbitrary system, which, since all systems are mere inventions, is necessarily in each case a false premise, upon which a closed system is built shutting out those who confine themselves to it from the rest of the world. All men one way or another use a dialectic of some sort into which they are shut, whether it be an Argentina or a Japan. So each group is maimed. Each is enclosed in a dialectic cloud, incommunicado, and for that reason we rush into wars and prides of the most superficial natures.
Do we not see that we are inarticulate? That is what defeats us.

„Well —
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and —
dreams are not a bad thing.“

—  William Carlos Williams, livro Al Que Quiere!

"Libertad! Igualidad! Fraternidad!"
Al Que Quiere! (1917)
Contexto: Brother!
— if we were rich
we'd stick our chests out
and hold our heads high! It is dreams that have destroyed us. There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding. We sit hunched together brooding
our fate. Well —
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and —
dreams are not a bad thing.

„It is dreams that have destroyed us. There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding.“

—  William Carlos Williams, livro Al Que Quiere!

"Libertad! Igualidad! Fraternidad!"
Al Que Quiere! (1917)
Contexto: Brother!
— if we were rich
we'd stick our chests out
and hold our heads high! It is dreams that have destroyed us. There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding. We sit hunched together brooding
our fate. Well —
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and —
dreams are not a bad thing.

„Why do we live? Most of us need the very thing we never ask for.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Letter to Robert McAlmon (4 September 1943), published in The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams (1957) edited by John C. Thirlwall, p. 217
General sources
Contexto: Why do we live? Most of us need the very thing we never ask for. We talk about revolution as if it was peanuts. What we need is some frank thinking and a few revolutions in our own guts; to hell with what most of the sons of bitches that I know and myself along with them if I don't take hold of myself and turn about when I need to — or go ahead further if that's the game.

„It's a strange world made up of disappointments for the most part.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Letter to Robert McAlmon (8 August 1943), published in The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams (1957) edited by John C. Thirlwall, p. 216
General sources
Contexto: It's a strange world made up of disappointments for the most part.
I keep writing largely because I get a satisfaction from it which can't be duplicated elsewhere. It fills the moments which otherwise are either terrifying or depressed. Not that I live that way, work too quiets me. My chief dissatisfaction with myself at the moment is that I don't seem to be able to lose myself in what I have to do as I should like to.

„Each speech having its own character, the poetry it engenders will be peculiar to that speech also in its own intrinsic form.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Introduction
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: Each speech having its own character, the poetry it engenders will be peculiar to that speech also in its own intrinsic form. The effect is beauty, what in a single object resolves our complex feelings of propriety.

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„Saxifrage is my flower that splits
the rocks.“

—  William Carlos Williams

"A Sort of a Song"
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: Let the snake wait under
his weed
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp
to strike, quiet to wait,
sleepless.
— through metaphor to reconcile
the people and the stones.
Compose. (No ideas
but in things) Invent!
Saxifrage is my flower that splits
the rocks.

„Such war, as the arts live and breathe by, is continuous.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Introduction
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: There is no poetry of distinction without formal invention, for it is in the intimate form that works of art achieve their exact meaning, in which they most resemble the machine, to give language its highest dignity, its illumination in the environment to which it is native. Such war, as the arts live and breathe by, is continuous.
It may be that my interests as expressed here are pre-art. If so I look for a development along these lines and will be satisfied with nothing else.

„Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they
grip down and begin to awaken.“

—  William Carlos Williams, livro Spring and All

"Spring and All"
Spring and All (1923)
Contexto: Lifeless in appearance, sluggish
dazed spring approaches —
They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain of all
save that they enter. All about them
The cold, familiar wind — Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf
One by one objects are defined —
It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf But now the stark dignity of
entrance — Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they
grip down and begin to awaken.

„If so I look for a development along these lines and will be satisfied with nothing else.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Introduction
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: There is no poetry of distinction without formal invention, for it is in the intimate form that works of art achieve their exact meaning, in which they most resemble the machine, to give language its highest dignity, its illumination in the environment to which it is native. Such war, as the arts live and breathe by, is continuous.
It may be that my interests as expressed here are pre-art. If so I look for a development along these lines and will be satisfied with nothing else.

„The War is the first and only thing in the world today.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Introduction http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/essay/237888
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: The War is the first and only thing in the world today.
The arts generally are not, nor is this writing a diversion from that for relief, a turning away. It is the war or part of it, merely a different sector of the field.

„The arts have a complex relation to society. The poet isn’t a fixed phenomenon, no more is his work.“

—  William Carlos Williams

Introduction
The Wedge (1944)
Contexto: A man isn’t a block that remains stationary though the psychologists treat him so — and most take an insane pride in believing it. Consistency! He varies; Hamlet today, Caesar tomorrow; here, there, somewhere — if he is to retain his sanity, and why not?
The arts have a complex relation to society. The poet isn’t a fixed phenomenon, no more is his work.

„Why do I write today? The beauty of
the terrible faces
of our nonentities
stirs me to it“

—  William Carlos Williams, livro Al Que Quiere!

"Apology"
Al Que Quiere! (1917)
Contexto: Why do I write today? The beauty of
the terrible faces
of our nonentities
stirs me to it: colored women
day workers—
old and experienced—
returning home at dusk,
in cast off clothing
faces like
old Florentine oak.

„I think
of the poetry
of René Char
and all he must have seen
and suffered
that has brought him
to speak only of
sedgy rivers,
of daffodils and tulips
whose roots they water“

—  William Carlos Williams, livro The Desert Music and Other Poems

"To a Dog Injured in the Street"
The Desert Music and Other Poems (1954)
Contexto: I think
of the poetry
of René Char
and all he must have seen
and suffered
that has brought him
to speak only of
sedgy rivers,
of daffodils and tulips
whose roots they water,
even to the free-flowing river
that laves the rootlets
of those sweet-scented flowers
that people the
milky
way

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