Out my window it’s raining and if I were to walk outside I would be in the rain, and I think of the short poem by William Carlos Williams, that you probably know. I wondered why the word barrow was separated out in the poem, from wheel. I only now discovered barrow also refers to a “tumulus,” burial mound, a cairn. William’s was in the hospital with his dying father, looked out the window and wrote.


so much depends



a red wheel



glazed with rain



beside the white



The Red Wheelbarrow

By William Carlos Williams