Richard Wilbur

(March 1, 1921)

Richard Wilbur Poems

1. Boy At The Window 1/3/2003
2. A Fable 1/3/2003
3. Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World 1/13/2003
4. The Beautiful Changes 7/3/2003
5. Advice To A Prophet 1/3/2003
6. The Writer 1/3/2003
7. A Fire-Truck 1/13/2003
8. Parable 1/3/2003
9. A World Without Objects Is A Sensible Emptiness 6/23/2003
10. Juggler 7/3/2003
11. Wedding Toast 1/3/2003
12. A Hole In The Floor 1/13/2003
13. Epistemology 8/12/2003
14. March 26, 1974 1/3/2003
15. Museum Piece 1/3/2003
16. Orchard Trees, January 1/3/2003
17. Matthew Viii,28 Ff. 1/3/2003
18. In A Churchyard 6/29/2003
19. June Light 1/20/2003
20. Shame 1/3/2003
21. In The Smoking Car 1/3/2003
22. Exeunt 1/3/2003
23. For K.R. On Her Sixtieth Birthday 1/3/2003
24. Riddle 1/3/2003
25. Worlds 1/3/2003
26. The Ride 1/3/2003
27. The Riddle 1/3/2003
28. Transit 1/3/2003
29. The Prisoner Of Zenda 1/3/2003
30. Having Misidentified A Wild-Flower 1/3/2003
31. Puritans 1/3/2003
32. To The Etruscan Poets 1/3/2003
33. Two Voices In A Meadow 4/4/2012
34. The House 3/18/2015
35. The Death Of A Toad 12/16/2014
Best Poem of Richard Wilbur

Boy At The Window

Seeing the snowman standing all alone
In dusk and cold is more than he can bear.
The small boy weeps to hear the wind prepare
A night of gnashings and enormous moan.
His tearful sight can hardly reach to where
The pale-faced figure with bitumen eyes
Returns him such a God-forsaken stare
As outcast Adam gave to paradise.

The man of snow is, nonetheless, content,
Having no wish to go inside and die.
Still, he is moved to see the youngster cry.
Though frozen water is his element,
He melts enough to drop from one soft eye
A trickle of the purest rain, a ...

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A Hole In The Floor

for Rene Magritte

The carpenter's made a hole
In the parlor floor, and I'm standing
Staring down into it now
At four o'clock in the evening,
As Schliemann stood when his shovel
Knocked on the crowns of Troy.

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