Collection · Contemporary · Elegy · Excerpt · Fragment · Literature · Poetry

W. S. Merwin

you and the seasons spoke the same language
and all these years I have looked through your limbs
to the river below and the roofs and the night
and you were the way I saw the world

— W. S. Merwin, from “Elegy for a Walnut Tree,” The Moon Before Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014)

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