To The New Year

Here is the “To the New Year”!

To the New Year

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

-by W. S. MERWIN

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