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"There are few great poets alive at any one time, and W.S. Merwin is one of them. Read him." - The Guardian"Merwin has attained a transcendent and transformative elevation of beaming perception, exquisite balance, and clarifying beauty." - BOOKLIST , starred review of The Moon before Morning "Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page." - Helen Vendler, The New York Review of BooksW.S. Merwin composed Garden Time during the difficult process of losing his eyesight. When he could no longer see well enough to write, he dictated his new poems to his wife, Paula. In this gorgeous, mindful, and life-affirming book, our greatest poet channels energy from animated sounds and memories to remind us that "the only hope is to be the daylight.



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