To Luck

W. S. Merwin

"oh you who are never the same, who are secret as the day when comes, you whom we explain as often as we can without understanding"

Luck, it's something we've all hoped for at one time or another. There's no science to it, just something you believe in or you don't. We rely on luck with superstition but why? W. S. Merwin expresses his feelings toward our naiveness about faith in luck. He addresses this two stanza, 27 line piece of art to Luck itself. He explains how we hope, even though we know we cannot rely on the idea of fortune. Merwin expresses to Luck "you whom we explain as often as we can without understanding". Come to a thought provoking performance of To Luck by W. S. Merwin, recited by yours truly.