William Stanley Merwin

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

William Stanley Merwin Quotes

To The New Year

With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself

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