Randall Jarrell

(May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965 / Nashville)

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  • Freshman - 876 Points Lamont Palmer (3/25/2006 3:02:00 PM)

    Jarrell is easily the greatest poet/critic of the 20th century. -LP

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Next Day

Moving from Cheer to Joy, from Joy to All,
I take a box
And add it to my wild rice, my Cornish game hens.
The slacked or shorted, basketed, identical
Food-gathering flocks
Are selves I overlook. Wisdom, said William James,

Is learning what to overlook. And I am wise
If that is wisdom.

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