Poetry Pairs: W.S. Merwin’s ‘The Morning’ with You
Over at Poetry for Life, we’re pairing poems with other things. I pair W.S. Merwin’s “The Morning” with you. (You know who you are.)
And then, well, there he was
again, as if he had pulled off a cloak —
there, right on my left.
Something in me unbroke.
He wore black tights, new clean trainers.
he smelled divine — Lord have mercy,
that cologne! He smiled at me.
I smiled at him. We stood
to sing It Is Well. He disappeared. I sit tight.
Don’t go. He might reappear.
“Megan Willome has captured the essence of crow in this delightful children’s collection. Not only do the poems introduce the reader to the unusual habits and nature of this bird, but also different forms of poetry as well.”
—Michelle Ortega, poet and children’s speech pathologist