william carlos williams.

William Carlos Williams was a small dog. He was a cute little terrier who had a special typewriter that was equipped with extra-large keys so that he could type out poems using all four paws.

As the cat
Climbed over
The top of

The jamcloset
First the right

then the hind
Stepped down

Into the pit of
The empty

The original version of this poem went on for several pages of wrangling before it finally concluded with William Carlos Williams firing the helpless cat straight into the sun using a giant extra-terrestrial slingshot. Williams however was a master of economy and always attempted to strip a poem down to its barest minimum, to the pure essence of an image, which would then shine forth with the light of universal radiance.