Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


i wonder what
WS Merwin
is doing this morning.
i wonder if
WS Merwin
is still alive.
i wish
i owned
more of his books.
i thought
i once did.
i have
one by
Adrienne Rich somewhere.
she’s excellent
but not
the same thing.
so many
wonderful poets
i have read;
many more
i never have.
(imagine all
the poets
i know
i would love
but i’ve
never even
heard of.)
it’s just
this morning
feels like a morning
to read
WS Merwin.
the rain.

©TA Barnhart September 25, 2020