Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday Poem

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Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Today's poem is by W. S. Merwin who died recently at age 91.

Here are two items about him from the Poetry Foundation:
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First his rich and extraordinary life.

Second from the Poetry Series PBS NewHour, a Jeffrey Brown video interview.

In the late 1970s Merwin "purchased three acres of an old pineapple plantation in Hawaii -- a 'paradise lost,' where little would grow due to deforestation and chemicals leftover in the soil. Little by little, he and his wife began planting trees, and the garden grew into a whole forest of palms from seeds collected around the world." Jeffrey Brown (PBS) and W. S. Merwin give a tour.

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