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Without Knowing

Dreamed before 2009 by W.S. Merwin

If we could fly would there be numbers
apart from the seasons
in sleep I was flying south
so it was autumn
numberless autumn with its leaves
already far below me
some were failing into
the river of day
the invisible surface
that remembers and whispers
but does not tell even in sleep
not this time


SOURCE: The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin, 2009, Copper Canyon Press.



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