The pupil : poems /

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Main Author: Merwin, W. S. 1927-
Format: Book
Published:New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002, c2001
Edition:1st pbk. ed
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Prophecy At the end of the year the stars go out the air stops breathing and the Sibyl sings first she sings of the darkness she can see she sings on until she comes to the age without time and the dark she cannot see no one hears then as she goes on singing of all the white days that were brought to us one by one that turned to colors around us a light coming from far out in the eye where it begins before she can see it burns through the words that no one has believed The Comet Museum So the feeling comes afterward some of it may reach us only long afterward when the moment itself is beyond reckoning beyond time beyond memory as though it were not moving in heaven neither burning farther through any past nor ever to arrive again in time to be when it has gone the senses wake all through the day they wait for it here are pictures that someone took of what escaped us at the time only now can we remember From the Hardcover edition. Excerpted from The Pupil: Poems by W. S. Merwin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.