1] In 1916 the Ballets Russes, led by composer Sergei Diaghilev and dancer Waslaw Nijinsky, performed in New York (Litz and MacGowen, 486).
William married Florence (Flossie) Herman in 1912 and by fall 1916 they had two boys.
2] Kathleen: Kathleen McBride, the Williams' orphan nanny.
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Original text: William Carlos Williams, A Book of Poems. Al Que Quiere! (Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1917): 44-45. York University Library Special Collections 5773.
First publication date: December 1916
Publication date note: Others 3.4 (Dec. 1916)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/20
Form note: unrhyming rhythmic lines
Other poems by William Carlos Williams