William Stanley Merwin

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

William Stanley Merwin Poems

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

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Yesterday

My friend says I was not a good son
you understand
I say yes I understand

he says I did not go
to see my parents very often you know
and I say yes I know

even when I was living in the same city he says

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