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W.S. Merwin: Remembering

There are threads of old sound heard over and over
phrases of Shakespeare or Mozart the slender
wands of the auroras playing out from them
into dark time the passing of a few
migrants high in the night far from the ancient flocks
far from the rest of the words far from the instruments


From Migration: New and Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon, 2007). Included in Vox Populi for noncommercial educational use only.

3 comments on “W.S. Merwin: Remembering

  1. Saleh Razzouk
    October 8, 2021

    As magnificent as ever.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vox Populi
      October 8, 2021

      Thanks, Saleh. By the way, Vox Populi will be publishing a review of your new book soon.

      Liked by 3 people

      • vengodalmare
        October 13, 2021

        I’m glad to hear it. I have read a few poems by him, I would like to read this book

        Liked by 2 people

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