Treasure Island

Richard Wilbur

(March 1, 1921)

Epistemology


I.
Kick at the rock, Sam Johnson, break your bones:
But cloudy, cloudy is the stuff of stones.

II.
We milk the cow of the world, and as we do
We whisper in her ear, 'You are not true.'

Submitted: Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: world

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Epistemology by Richard Wilbur )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

New Poems

  1. When I Give You My Heart…, Brian Johnston
  2. True Poetic Lilly Emery, Lilly Emery
  3. Construction, Dawn Winters
  4. sunsets and marmelade, Eva Tortora
  5. frail magnolias, Eva Tortora
  6. AMONG THE PRETTY PEBBLES, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. PH: Poem en Duo: What Day Brings, Brian Johnston
  8. 2 girls 1 poem, Mark R. Elias
  9. The Blind Blue., Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  10. Hot Dog Fight at the Supermarket, Kevin Rottweiler

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]