Merwin, W. S. 1998

Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Save these words for a while because
of something they remind you of
although you cannot remember
what that is a sense that is part
dust and part the light of morning

– W. S. Merwin, “Memorandum”

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Listen to W. S. Merwin’s 1998 reading for the Poetry Center of Chicago:

When I was small and stayed quiet
some animals came
new ones each time
and waited there near me
and all night they were eating the black

– W. S. Merwin, “Animals From Mountains”

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Merwin’s Passion for Poetry and the Natural World

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