W.S. Merwin: A Single Autumn

Great poems #3

Collage of flowers and absent parents.
(Artwork by Jakob Zaaiman)

A Single Autumn

The year my parents died
one that summer one that fall
three months and three days apart
I moved into the house
where they had lived their last years
it had never been theirs
and was still theirs in that way
for a while
echoes in every room…

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Jakob Zaaiman

Jakob Zaaiman

Artist and writer; artworks, prose and poetry.