japonisme: THE SOLSTICE IS COME

22 December 2007

THE SOLSTICE IS COME

JUST NOW

In the morning as the storm begins to blow away
the clear sky appears for a moment and it seems to me
that there has been something simpler than I could ever believe
simpler than I could have begun to find words for
not patient not even waiting no more hidden
than the air itself that became part of me for a while
with every breath and remained with me unnoticed
something that was here unnamed unknown in the days
and the nights not separate from them
not separate from them as they came and were gone
it must have been here neither early nor late then
by what name can I address it now holding out my thanks

W. S. Merwin

from The Pupil © 1988

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2 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Absolutely just wonderful, Lotus. Thank you for months of beauty and reflection. I am so glad that I discovered your blog.

Having said that, Princess Haiku vanished into a white fog of Solstice and was off to visit fairy rings.

Ever so slowly the earth turns towards light.

23 December, 2007 00:19  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

slowly, but surely.

i'm so glad you did too, princess.

23 December, 2007 12:24  

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