Thursday, May 05, 2005

Night is a Dream

Good Night

Sleep softly my old love
my beauty in the dark
night is a dream we have
as you know as you know

night is a dream you know
an old love in the dark
around you as you go
without end as you know

in the night where you go
sleep softly my old love
without end in the dark
in the love that you know

-W.S. Merwin, from the May 2, 2005 issue of the New Yorker


Arethusa said...

Ooooo, you hit my poetry spot with the Merwin. La, I shall have to find one of his books and lug it around with me today for some reading.

Canowine said...

You have a poetry spot? That is brilliant!