[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

More poems by W.S. MerwinW.S. Merwin | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments (3) | Books by W.S. MerwinBooks by W.S. Merwin

For The Anniversary Of My Death

W.S. Merwin

Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
When the last fires will wave to me
And the silence will set out
Tireless traveller
Like the beam of a lightless star

Then I will no longer
Find myself in life as in a strange garment
Surprised at the earth
And the love of one woman
And the shamelessness of men
As today writing after three days of rain
Hearing the wren sing and the falling cease
And bowing not knowing to what

Added: 14 Sep 2001 | Last Read: 21 Apr 2018 11:33 AM | Viewed: 12751 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of For The Anniversary Of My Death by W.S. Merwin, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/1693/ | Viewed on 21 April 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.