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W. S. Merwin

October I remember how I would say, “I will gather These pieces together, Any minute now I will make A knife out of a cloud.” Even then the days Went leaving their wounds behind them, But, “Monument,” I kept saying to the grave, “I am still your legend.” There was another time When our hands… Continue reading W. S. Merwin

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W. S. Merwin

The sun sets in the cold without friends Without reproaches after all it has done for us It goes down believing in nothing When it has gone I hear the stream running after it It has brought its flute it is a long way — W. S. Merwin, from “Dusk in Winter,” The Second Four… Continue reading W. S. Merwin

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