Peace on Earth by William Carlos Williams | Poets.org

The Archer is wake! The Swan is flying! Gold against blue An Arrow is lying.

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Peace on Earth

The Archer is wake!

The Swan is flying!

Gold against blue

An Arrow is lying.

There is hunting in heaven-

Sleep safe till tomorrow.

 

The Bears are abroad!

The Eagle is screaming!

Gold against blue

Their eyes are gleaming!

Sleep!

Sleep safe till tomorrow.

 

The Sisters lie

With their arms intertwining;

Gold against blue

Their hair is shining!

The Serpent writhes!

Orion is listening!

Gold against blue

His sword is glistening!

Sleep!

There is hunting in heaven-

Sleep safe till tomorrow.

 

 

Poetry by Williams

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Vol. 1: 1909-1939


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