Poetry by Philip M. Williams

The Boston Room

Much of the world I’ve traveled.
Many a room I’ve seen.
For early morning breakfast,
The Boston Room is keen.

Linens by the window.
Coffee at one’s hand.
Morning papers to fill one’s thoughts.
The Boston Room is grand.

Subtle columns rise on high.
Silver, crystal, china bright
Reflected in the morning light.
Graceful wait staff whisper by.
The empty room doth make one sigh,

Oh where are all the members?
Great and small, and young or old?
Mother, daughter, father, son.
Why is it, they do not come?

Change our way of thinking.
IT  in back rooms blinking,
Should calculate
A variable rate
To keep our ship from sinking.



  List of Poems:

Songs of war

1. Song, on reading Hitchens' Good Time for War
2. Alexander

3. Acela Express
Birthday Songs
1. Birthday Girl
2. Travel

Stairs in and around Harvard College
1. Stadium Sonnet
2. Gund Hall Stairs
3. Harvard Coop Stairs (Tree of Knowledge)

Odd Songs
1. Piss Tish
2. Poison Ivy Blues
3. The Boston Room

Peace and Love
1. Sea of Love
2. Distant Moon
3. Anti Faustian Pact
4. It is an Honor

5. My Tin House
Old Age
1. To Jack
1. In Memoriam
2. The Judge


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