William Stanley Merwin

New York / United States
William Stanley Merwin
New York / United States
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My Friends

Rating: 3.0
My friends without shields walk on the target

It is late the windows are breaking

My friends without shoes leave
What they love
Grief moves among them as a fire among
Its bells
My friends without clocks turn
On the dial they turn
They part
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 December 2020
My friends without shoes leave What they love Grief moves among them as a fire among Its bells My friends without clocks turn the dials that turn. a fine poem. tony
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Michael Walker 19 September 2019
I like particularly repetition of 'my friends', who have undergone various misfortunes. 'My friends with nothing'.
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Bharati Nayak 01 October 2016
At dawn the stars on their flag will vanish The water will turn up their footprints and the day will rise Like a monument to my Friends the forgotten - - - - - - - - - - - -Perhaps the poet gives tribute to forgotten heroes of a war who lost every thing, legs, eyes or lives for the country or people.Now they are forgotten, but time will one day tell their stories.
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Michael Walker 01 October 2016
A different consideration of what kind of friends you can have. M.Walker.
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Mizzy ........ 01 October 2016
Very heartfelt dedication......great write!
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 01 October 2016
My friends without fathers or houses hear Doors opening in the darkness Whose halls announce Nice work.Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Anil Kumar Panda 01 October 2016
This is such a touching piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing.Like to read again and again.
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Anil Kumar Panda 01 October 2016
This is such a touching piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing.
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Edward Kofi Louis 01 October 2016
Grief moves among them! Thanks for sharing.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 01 October 2016
A beautiful narrative of the attributes of friends, in general. Thanks for sharing.
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