Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sunday Poetry: W. S. Merwin

(A tribute to our new Poet Laureate)


How long ago the day is
when at last I look at it
with the time it has taken
to be there still in it
now in the transparent light
with the flight in the voices
the beginning in the leaves
everything I remember
and before it before me
present at the speed of light
in the distance that I am
who keep reaching out to it
seeing all the time faster
where it has never stirred from
before there is anything
the darkness thinking the light

--W. S. Merwin


Anonymous paula said...

thanks for this! it's always a good day when you read fine poetry.

10:57 AM  

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