Goodnight recycled baby wipes with no perfume
Goodnight high-contrast black-and-white moon
Goodnight alpha parents everywhere.
Read the full Shouts & Murmurs poem.
Postscript: “Maurice Sendak: Every Shadow Mattered,” by Adam Gopnik
For more from the New Yorker on Maurice Sendak, read Cynthia Zarin’s Profile of Sendak, from 2006; Nat Hentoff’s, from 1966; a Storyboard, from 1993; “Max at Sea,” a story by Dave Eggers, from 2009; and “Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012: The Poet of the Stoop,” by Amy Davidson.