Complete Destruction

Original Text: 
William Carlos Williams, Sour Grapes: a Book of Poems (Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1921): 53. York University Library Special Collections 4748.
1It was an icy day.
2We buried the cat,
3then took her box
4and set fire to it
5in the back yard.
6Those fleas that escaped
7earth and fire
8died by the cold.
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Poetry 13.6 (March 1919)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.