William Carlos Williams

Here you will find the Poem Hic Jacet of poet William Carlos Williams

Hic Jacet

The coroner's merry little children 
Have such twinkling brown eyes. 
Their father is not of gay men 
And their mother jocular in no wise, 
Yet the coroner's merry little children 
Laugh so easily.

They laugh because they prosper. 
Fruit for them is upon all branches. 
Lo! how they jibe at loss, for 
Kind heaven fills their little paunches! 
It's the coroner's merry, merry children 
Who laugh so easily.