Write Right Greets the New Year

A cartoon girl with a red pen stands in the snow. Five birds are on a tree branch, which intersects with the words "to the new year, W. S. Merwin."

To the New Year

By W. S. Merwin

With what stillness at last

you appear in the valley

your first sunlight reaching down

to touch the tips of a few

high leaves that do not stir

as though they had not noticed

and did not know you at all

then the voice of a dove calls

from far away in itself

to the hush of the morning


so this is the sound of you

here and now whether or not

anyone hears it this is

where we have come with our age

our knowledge such as it is

and our hopes such as they are

invisible before us

untouched and still possible

Write Right’s Night before Christmas

Write Right character, plus a sleeping mouse, sugar plug fairy, reindeer, and Santa inside a doll house structure.

Write Right Tours London Bridge as a Fair Lady

Write Right Tours London Bridge as a Fair Lady