The Making of Amber

The-Making-of-AmberThe September flocks form crying
gathering southward
even small birds knowing
for the first time
how to fly all the way as one

at daybreak the split fig
is filled with dew
the finch finds it
like something it remembers

then across the afternoon
the grape vine hangs low in the doorway
and grapes one by one
taste warm to the tongue
transparent and soundless
rich with late daylight

W. S. Merwin, from his Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Shadow of Sirius.

An early reminder that Bill Ellis and Graeme Hughes will be reading and discussing selections from W. S. Merwin‘s book, The Shadow of Sirius on January 26th 2017.

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