The Last Words of My English Grandmother
- Date of entry: Mar-05-2002
This is a description of the last moments of the narrator's ailing grandmother. She is "wrinkled and nearly blind," and protests cantankerously as the ambulance speeds her towards the hospital. However, in a sudden change of character, her last words express how tired she is of looking at the passing trees; her loss of interest in the view parallels her loss of interest in life.
First published: 1939
The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Vol. 1
A. Walton Litz & Christopher MacGowan