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W.S. Merwin’sGarden Time Reviewed in TheWashington Post
W.S. Merwin’s new book Garden Time was recently highlighted in the “Best Poetry Books of the Month” column in TheWashington Post.
In her review, Elizabeth Lund addresses Merwin’s emerging blindness over the course of Garden Time’s writing: “That alone makes the book noteworthy. What makes it memorable is that Merwin—one of our best poets for decades—addresses the loss with honesty, humanity and a singular poetic vision that allows him—and us—to find beauty even as his sight dims.”
Garden Time is a triumph of senses, and appears just in time for Mr. Merwin’s89th birthday. As he writes in "Pianist in the Dark":
The music is not in the keys
it has never been seen
the notes set out to find
listening for their way
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