Original Text: 
William Carlos Williams, A Book of Poems. Al Que Quiere! (Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1917): 33-34. York University Library Special Collections 5773.
2Was not your life
3already cursed with offspring?
4We took you for rest to that old
5Yankee farm, -- so lonely
6and with so many field mice
7in the long grass --
8and you return to us
9in this condition --!
10Oh, black Persian cat.


1] Cf. "mujer" (Spanish, `woman'). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Others 3.4 (Dec. 1916)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.