W.S. Merwin
Dew Light

Now in the blessed days of more and less

when the news about time is that each day

there is less of it I know none of that

as I walk out through the early garden

only the day and I are here with no

before or after and the dew looks up

without a number or a present age

Found In Volume 39, No. 06
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About the Author

W.S. Merwin has published over twenty books of poetry. His recent collections includePresent Company (Copper Canyon, 2007); Migration: New & Selected Poems (2005) which won the 2005 National Book Award; The Pupil (2002); and The River Sound (1999). Among his many honors are two Pulitzer Prizes, awarded in 1971 and 2009.