On the program the poetry of W.S. Merwin was featured. Here is part of the transcript of today's program:
Merwin lived in England and New York, and then he settled in Hawaii. He lives in Maui with his current wife, Paula, whom he married in a Buddhist ceremony 25 years ago. They live in a small house on the lip of a dormant volcano, where Merwin spends much of his days cultivating rare and endangered palm trees.
He wrote about his wife and his home in Hawaii:
I lie listening to the black hour before dawn