James Merrill

(3 March 1926 – 6 February 1995 / New York City, New York)

James Merrill Poems

1. The Broken Home 5/9/2012
2. Voices from the Other World 5/9/2012
3. An Urban Convalescence 5/9/2012
4. The Puzzle is no Puzzle 5/9/2012
5. Log 5/9/2012
6. Another April 5/9/2012
7. Yánnina 5/9/2012
8. Home Fires 5/9/2012
9. A Mysterious Epigraph 5/9/2012
10. Manos Karastefanes 5/9/2012
11. The Candid Decorator 5/9/2012

Log

Then when the flame forked like a sudden path
I gasped and stumbled, and was less.
Density pulsing upward, gauze of ash,
Dear light along the way to nothingness,
What could be made of you but light, and this?

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