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W.S. Merwin - December Night

The cold slope is standing in darkness
But the south of the trees is dry to the touch

The heavy limbs climb into the moonlight bearing feathers
I came to watch these
White plants older at night
The oldest
Come first to the ruins

And I hear magpies kept awake by the moon
The water flows through its
Own fingers without end

Tonight once more
I find a single prayer and it is not for men

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Poet: W.S. Merwin
Poem: December Night

Comment 2 of 2, added on August 4th, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

oztlSp Very good blog article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

crorkz from Lithuania
Comment 1 of 2, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

kUG0d7 Very good article.Thanks Again. Want more.

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