Richard Wilbur

(March 1, 1921)

Richard Wilbur Poems

1. After the Last Bulletins 6/3/2016
2. Ceremony 6/3/2016
3. For C. 6/3/2016
4. Looking into History 6/3/2016
5. Lying 6/3/2016
6. Still, Citizen Sparrow 6/3/2016
7. Praise In Summer 6/7/2016
8. A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra 6/3/2016
9. A Barred Owl 6/3/2016
10. Junk 6/3/2016
11. The House 3/18/2015
12. The Death Of A Toad 12/16/2014
13. Two Voices In A Meadow 4/4/2012
14. Year's End 12/10/2015
15. Puritans 1/3/2003
16. To The Etruscan Poets 1/3/2003
17. The Prisoner Of Zenda 1/3/2003
18. Having Misidentified A Wild-Flower 1/3/2003
19. The Ride 1/3/2003
20. Transit 1/3/2003
21. The Riddle 1/3/2003
22. Riddle 1/3/2003
23. Matthew Viii,28 Ff. 1/3/2003
24. In The Smoking Car 1/3/2003
25. Shame 1/3/2003
26. June Light 1/20/2003
27. In A Churchyard 6/29/2003
28. For K.R. On Her Sixtieth Birthday 1/3/2003
29. Exeunt 1/3/2003
30. Orchard Trees, January 1/3/2003
31. March 26, 1974 1/3/2003
32. Museum Piece 1/3/2003
33. A Hole In The Floor 1/13/2003
34. Worlds 1/3/2003
35. Epistemology 8/12/2003
36. A World Without Objects Is A Sensible Emptiness 6/23/2003
37. A Fire-Truck 1/13/2003
38. Advice To A Prophet 1/3/2003
39. Juggler 7/3/2003
40. The Beautiful Changes 7/3/2003
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 Barred Owl

The warping night air having brought the boom
Of an owl's voice into her darkened room,
We tell the wakened child that all she heard
Was an odd question from a forest bird,
Asking of us, if rightly listened to,
"Who cooks for you?" and then "Who cooks for you?"

Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear,
Can also thus domesticate a fear,

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