Category Archives: Merwin William Stanley

Exercise by W. S. Merwin

First forget what time it is for an hour do it regularly every day then forget what day of the week it is do this regularly for a week then forget what country you are in and practice doing it … Continue reading

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In Time by W. S. Merwin

The night the world was going to end when we heard those explosions not far away and the loudspeakers telling us about the vast fires on the backwater consuming undisclosed remnants and warning us over and over to stay indoors … Continue reading

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The Nails by W. S. Merwin

I gave you sorrow to hang on your wall Like a calendar in one color. I wear a torn place on my sleeve. It isn’t as simple as that. Between no place of mine and no place of yours You’d … Continue reading

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Separation by W. S. Merwin

Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. W. S. Merwin

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Vixen by W. S. Merwin

Comet of stillness princess of what is over high note held without trembling without voice without sound aura of complete darkness keeper of the kept secrets of the destroyed stories the escaped dreams the sentences never caught in words warden … Continue reading

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