William Stanley Merwin

(September 30, 1927 / New York / United States)

William Stanley Merwin Poems

1. The Love Of October 4/9/2015
2. Thanks 5/8/2015
3. To Luck 6/10/2015
4. To The New Year 3/24/2015
5. Identity 1/26/2015
6. A Letter To Ruth Stone 5/9/2011
7. The Ships Are Made Ready In Silence 5/9/2011
8. Another River 5/9/2011
9. Shadow Hand 5/9/2011
10. A Codex 5/9/2011
11. Remembering 5/9/2011
12. Echoing Light 5/9/2011
13. Shore Birds 5/9/2011
14. Wish 1/13/2003
15. End Of A Day 5/9/2011
16. Vehicles 1/13/2003
17. The Speed Of Light 1/13/2003
18. Whenever I Go There 1/13/2003
19. Unknown Bird 1/13/2003
20. Separation 5/9/2011
21. Term 1/13/2003
22. Yesterday 1/13/2003
23. Some Last Questions 1/13/2003
24. The River Of Bees 1/13/2003
25. Green Fields 1/13/2003
26. The Source 1/13/2003
27. When You Go Away 1/13/2003
28. The Burnt Child 1/13/2003
29. Before The Flood 1/13/2003
30. Beggars And Kings 1/13/2003
31. Any Time 1/13/2003
32. December Night 1/13/2003
33. It Is March 1/13/2003
34. For A Coming Extinction 1/13/2003
35. My Friends 1/13/2003
36. Air 1/13/2003
37. For The Anniversary Of My Death 1/13/2003
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For The Anniversary Of My Death

Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
When the last fires will wave to me
And the silence will set out
Tireless traveller
Like the beam of a lightless star

Then I will no longer
Find myself in life as in a strange garment
Surprised at the earth
And the love of one woman
And the shamelessness of men
As today writing after three days of rain
Hearing the wren sing and the falling cease
And bowing not knowing to what

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Thanks

Listen
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
smiling by the windows looking out
in our directions

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