Friday, April 28, 2006

One Of My All Time Favorites


I was the whole summer remembering
more than I knew
as though anything could stand still
in the waters

there were lives that turned and appeared to wait
and I went towards them looking
sounds carry in water but not
what I called so far

sun and moon shone into
the moving water
and after many days
joys and griefs I had not thought were mine

woke in this body’s altering dream
knowing where they were
faces that would never die returned
toward our light through mortal waters

W.S. Merwin

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