One of the Lives
by M.S. Merwin
One of the Lives Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
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nor have wakened hearing plums fall in the small hour
thinking I knew where I was as I heard them fall (28-29)
Man, it's great to be alive! The speaker seems to be grateful to be able to appreciate the subtle beauty of plums falling at dawn. Having looked back so far and taken notice of the hugeness of the universe, our speaker is happy to be occupying his small speck within it.