Thursday, May 1, 2014

W. S. Merwin: "To This May"

                                    They know so much more now about
                                    the heart we are told but the world
                                    still seems to come one at a time
                                    one day one year one season and here
                                    it is spring once more with its birds
                                    nesting in the holes in the walls
                                    its morning finding the first time
                                    its light pretending not to move
                                    always beginning as it goes

"To This May" by W. S. Merwin, from Present Company: Poems by W. S. Merwin. © Copper Canyon Press, 2007.

Photography credit: "Bird Nest," painting by Melissa Payne Baker (originally color).


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