Monday, July 05, 2010

You Can't Be Too Careful

From the article on W.S. Merwin:

He has said that he used his initials because doing so seemed serious and adult, in the manner of T.S.Eliot and W.H. Auden.


Could it be that the poet avoided his given name, William Stanley Merwin, because it is an anagram of "wearily immanent swill"?