Thursday, April 30, 2009

To This May

by W.S. Merwin
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

1 comment:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Beautiful. When I finish my current volume of Mary Oliver, I'll start to read the Merwyn collection I got for Christmas. This whets my appetite.