William Stanley Merwin

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

William Stanley Merwin Quotes

The Love Of October

A child looking at ruins grows younger
but cold
and wants to wake to a new name
I have been younger in October
than in all the months of spring
… walnut and may leaves the color
of shoulders at the end of summer
a month that has been to the mountain
and become light there

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