Richard Wilbur

(March 1, 1921)

Richard Wilbur Poems

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

The horse beneath me seemed
To know what course to steer
Through the horror of snow I dreamed,
And so I had no fear,

Nor was I chilled to death
By the wind’s white shudders, thanks
To the veils of his patient breath
And the mist of sweat from his flanks.

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