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

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
One must always pretend something
Among the dying
When you have left the seas nodding on their stalks
Empty of you
Tell him that we were made
On another day

The bewilderment will diminish like an echo
Winding along your inner mountains
Unheard by us
And find its way out
Leaving behind it the future
Dead
And ours

When you will ...

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It Is March

It is March and black dust falls out of the books
Soon I will be gone
The tall spirit who lodged here has
Left already
On the avenues the colorless thread lies under
Old prices

When you look back there is always the past
Even when it has vanished

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