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

Why did he promise me
that we would build ourselves
an ark all by ourselves
out in back of the house
on New York Avenue
in Union City New Jersey
to the singing of the streetcars
after the story
of Noah whom nobody

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