William Stanley Merwin

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

William Stanley Merwin Poems

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

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  • Kate B (6/9/2007 3:41:00 AM)

    Where is Separation? ? ! ! !

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Best Poem of William Stanley Merwin

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

Read the full of For The Anniversary Of My Death

For A Coming Extinction

Gray whale
Now that we are sinding you to The End
That great god
Tell him
That we who follow you invented forgiveness
And forgive nothing

I write as though you could understand
And I could say it

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