W.S. Merwin Will Be Missed

Poet passes away at age 91

Ecologist and renowned poetry master William Stanley Merwin passed away on March 15. He was 91 years old. The Pulitzer prize-winning poet was a true lover of nature who enjoyed truly seeing things up close and literally stopping to smell the roses, something that too few of us do today. In fact, I'd say it's something of a dying art. 

The environmentalist might be best known for his quote, "On the last day of the world, I would want to plant a tree," from his poem, "Place." Hopefully many poets are planting trees for him this month in honor of the poet, or plan to do so for Arbor Day next month. Even though he planted thousands of trees during his own life I am sure that is how he'd love to be remembered. 

How will you remember Merwin in your own way? Spend some time on his poetry and share it with others this week. Tell us your favorites in the chat.

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