Today's poem is "The Laughing Thrush"
from The Shadow of Sirius

Copper Canyon Press

W.S. Merwin, author of over fifty books, is America's foremost poet. His last two books were honored with major literary awards: Migration won the National Book Award, and Present Company received the Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress.

Other poems by W.S. Merwin in Verse Daily:
June 20, 2008:   "Fresh Rose" "Fresh rose, fresh rose..."
July 12, 2005:   "To a Tortoiseshell Lyre" "Do you know how beautiful you are..."
May 12, 2005:  "Summer" ""Be of this brightness dyed..."
April 25, 2005:  "Vixen" ""Comet of stillness princess of what is over..."

For a list of books by W.S. Merwin click here.

Other poems on the web by W.S. Merwin:
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Five poems
Three poems

W.S. Merwin according to Wikipedia.

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