William Stanley Merwin

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

My Friends - Poem by William Stanley Merwin

My friends without shields walk on the target

It is late the windows are breaking
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Comments about My Friends by William Stanley Merwin

  • Michael Walker (9/19/2019 10:12:00 PM)

    I like particularly repetition of 'my friends', who have undergone various misfortunes.
    'My friends with nothing'.
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  • Bharati Nayak (10/1/2016 7:12:00 PM)

    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 (10/1/2016 4:55:00 PM)

    A different consideration of what kind of friends you
    can have. M.Walker.
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  • Mizzy ........ (10/1/2016 3:09:00 PM)

    Very heartfelt dedication......great write! (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/1/2016 10:56:00 AM)

    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 (10/1/2016 10:20:00 AM)

    This is such a touching piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing.Like to read again and again. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/1/2016 10:16:00 AM)

    This is such a touching piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/1/2016 5:52:00 AM)

    Grief moves among them! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/1/2016 2:58:00 AM)

    A beautiful narrative of the attributes of friends, in general. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/18/2008 9:33:00 PM)

    At the line 'My friends with nothing leave it behind in a box, ' your poem captured me. (Report)Reply

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