William Carlos Williams

Here you will find the Poem Berket and the Stars of poet William Carlos Williams

Berket and the Stars

A day on the boulevards chosen out of ten years of 
student poverty! One best day out of ten good ones. 
Berket in high spirits--"Ha, oranges! Let's have one!" 
And he made to snatch an orange from the vender's cart. 

Now so clever was the deception, so nicely timed 
to the full sweep of certain wave summits, 
that the rumor of the thing has come down through 
three generations--which is relatively forever!