we are saying thank you faster and faster

Listen
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow for the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water looking out
in different directions.

with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us like the earth
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is

– W. S. Merwin

One of my favorite poems, that always surfaces in my thoughts at this time of year.


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One Comment

  1. Posted November 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorites too. xo

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