Richard Wilbur (March 1, 1921)
Richard Purdy Wilbur is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1957 and again in 1989.
Wilbur was born in New York City and grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey. He graduated from Montclair... more »
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- A Fable
- A Fire-Truck
- A Hole In The Floor
- A World Without Objects is a Sensible Em...
- Advice to a Prophet
- Boy at the Window
- For K.R. on her Sixtieth Birthday
- Having Misidentified a Wild-Flower
- In a Churchyard
- In the Smoking Car
- June Light
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''As near and far as grass,Richard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra (l. 56-60). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Al...
Where eyes become the sunlight, and the hand
Is worthy of water: the dreamt land
Toward which all hungers leap, all pleasures pass.''
''the main jetRichard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra (l. 31-34). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Al...
Struggling aloft unti it seems at rest
In the act of rising, until
The very wish of water is reversed,''
''A barn shall harbour heaven,Richard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. A Christmas Hymn (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, The. Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-C...
A stall become a shrine.''
''And every stone shall cry,Richard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. A Christmas Hymn (l. 29-32). . . Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, The. Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart...
In praises of the child
By whose descent among us
The worlds are reconciled.''
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