TO PAULA IN LATE SPRING
of our long evenings and astonishment
– W.S. Merwin, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Shadow of Sirius (2009, Copper Canyon Press) and found in his latest collection, The Essential W.S. Merwin, edited by Michael Wiegers (2017, Copper Canyon Press). Used by permission of the publishers. Copyright © 2009 by W. S. Merwin.
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