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…

--

--

--

Artist and writer; artworks, prose and poetry.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Lists of my articles

Ananda (or) Bliss — a poem

Too busy

A Simple Poem

The Lady In The Mercedes

Sorry It’s Been So Long

Reflection in side mirror  of sun setting behind the car

Moving Day Lament

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jakob Zaaiman

Jakob Zaaiman

Artist and writer; artworks, prose and poetry.

More from Medium

Zoona Sticky

Collage artwork of the killer cow by Jakob Zaaiman.

Recent Memories — a Poem

Write Poetry, Publish it Here. No Matter What

Got Picked Up by Pick Me Up Poetry