1] An earlier version (1914) was first published by Rod Townley in The Early Poetry of William Carlos Williams (1975).
16] dog-lime: not in the Oxford English Dictionary, "excrement intended for fertilizer."
21] Episcopal: of the Anglican church, as naturalized in the United States (from the term for "bishop").
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: William Carlos Williams, A Book of Poems. Al Que Quiere! (Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1917): 23-24. York University Library Special Collections 5773.
First publication date: August 1915
Publication date note: Others 1.2 (August 1915)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/20
Form note: short unrhyming rhythmical lines
Other poems by William Carlos Williams