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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The Poetry Show -- The New Year Rises -- 2024

Enlighten Radio Presents

"...our hopes such as they are invisible before us..."


To the New Year


Some of our favorite poets on the New Year: Naomi Shihab Nye, Jane Hirshfield, 

W S Merwin, and Denise Levertov.

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 01/03/2024

To the New Year

by WS Merwin 

With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself
to the hush of the morning
so this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible


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