Poem of the Moment

The Creation of the Moon,” at the Academy of American Poets’ website, is a translation of a Caxinua (Amazonian Indian) folktale/myth by W. S. Merwin. (The poem closely resembles in form Merwin’s famous dark ecological fantasia “The Last One,” which was collected in The Lice, which he wrote at around the same period, the late 1960s.)

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