Richard Wilbur

(March 1, 1921)

Richard Wilbur Poems

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

for Rene Magritte

The carpenter's made a hole
In the parlor floor, and I'm standing
Staring down into it now
At four o'clock in the evening,
As Schliemann stood when his shovel
Knocked on the crowns of Troy.

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