Quote by William Carlos Williams, Burning
Their time past, pulled down cracked and flung to the fire go up in a roar All recognition lost, burnt clean clean in the flame, the green dispersed, a living red, flame red, red as blood wakes on the ash--
This quote depicts the destruction and transformation of something once recognized and alive through the power of fire. The speaker describes how the past is being consumed and destroyed, stripped of any remnants of its former state. The vivid imagery of the green turning into a blazing red symbolizes the intense and irreversible change that is taking place. The reference to blood suggests a sense of awakening or rebirth, reminding us that even in destruction, new beginnings can emerge from the ashes.