Today's poem is "To a Tortoiseshell Lyre"
from Present Company

Copper Canyon Press

W. S. Merwin's most recent book is Migration: New and Selected Poems. He is the author of over fifty books of poetry, essays, memoir, and translations, and has received nearly every major literary accolade, including the Pulitzer, Tanning, Lily, and Bollingen prizes. He lives in Hawaii, where he cultivates endangered palm trees.

Other poems by W. S. Merwin in Verse Daily:
May 12, 2005:  "Summer" ""Be of this brightness dyed..."
April 25, 2005:  "Vixen" ""Comet of stillness princess of what is over..."

About Present Company:

"Merwin is one of the great poets of our age."
Los Angeles Times Book Review

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