A Pairing: William Carlos Williams + Rene Magritte

Magritte The Return

Rene Magritte, The Return (1940)

Wanderer moon
smiling a
faintly ironical smile
at this
brilliant, dew-moistened
summer morning,—
a detached
sleepily indifferent
smile, a
wanderer’s smile,—
if I should
buy a shirt
your color and
put on a necktie
where would they carry me?

- William Carlos Williams, Summer Song (1917)