National Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin reads his poems and talks of caring for the Earth Posted on May 29, 2019May 29, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Breaking Bad Season 3 Writer's room Commentary Vince GilliganDetermining the credibility of an author 8 thoughts on “National Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin reads his poems and talks of caring for the Earth” He doesn't really listen. He's too busy hearing his own voice echo through his vacuous soul. Reply W.S. Merwin, Thank you. You are one of my favorite human beings. Your poems inspire me. Reply I adore him beyond compare. Why don't shows like this appear anymore? Reply if you devote your life to security you become paranoid- Reply Thank you so much for the upload…beautiful to hear him read the Witness and other poems we love…My extreme favourite, however, is Traveling Together which I once recited in group completely mixed up and neverheless it sounded great – he is a genius…(..If we are separated, I will wait for you on your side of things, your side of the wall and the water and of the light moving at its own speed…It is soooo beautifully going on, but do not remember in which book I had found it..) Reply Don't know that Mr. Merwin knew it was your birthday, but I'm sure he'd be pleased that it's on your wish list. He is simply an astonishing poet. If you enjoyed this show, try watching the edition of The Writing Life with Jane Hirshfield, who has a take on the natural world that is similar to Merwin's. Reply Can't wait for his two volume "Library of America" set to come out on May 16 2013. It will be a fitting birthday present; I turn 37 that day. Reply Hi, We agree. He's one of the most amazing poets – so kind and gentle in person. If you enjoyed this show, try our piece on Jane Hirshfield — she's great. Thanks for watching, HoCoPoLitSo Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.