The Works of William Ricci

Bill has been writing poetry for over 20-years, and recently began travel essays and prose. Recent publications include: a poem titled “A Visit” at Whistling Shade and an article titled “Alaska: Experience and Open Doors” at The Loft.  Poetical influences include: D. Nurkse, Nick Flynn, John Haines, William Blake, Samuel Tyler Coleridge, and Arthur Rimbaud. 

All Poems © William Ricci

In Memory of Arthur Rimbaud


In the morning light across
the bay through the
tree tunnel of pine,
I see each sparkle,
I see each breath,
I see each leaf overturning,
each leaf let go of the vine,
detaching in one smooth
ripple, letting gravity and
radiant breeze guide it’s path,
giving to fate, where it will
land.