Richard Wilbur

(March 1, 1921)

Richard Wilbur Poems

1. The House 3/18/2015
2. Two Voices In A Meadow 4/4/2012
3. The Death Of A Toad 12/16/2014
4. Year's End 12/10/2015
5. Puritans 1/3/2003
6. Having Misidentified A Wild-Flower 1/3/2003
7. The Prisoner Of Zenda 1/3/2003
8. To The Etruscan Poets 1/3/2003
9. Transit 1/3/2003
10. The Riddle 1/3/2003
11. The Ride 1/3/2003
12. Riddle 1/3/2003
13. Exeunt 1/3/2003
14. Matthew Viii,28 Ff. 1/3/2003
15. In The Smoking Car 1/3/2003
16. Shame 1/3/2003
17. In A Churchyard 6/29/2003
18. Orchard Trees, January 1/3/2003
19. March 26, 1974 1/3/2003
20. For K.R. On Her Sixtieth Birthday 1/3/2003
21. Worlds 1/3/2003
22. Museum Piece 1/3/2003
23. A Hole In The Floor 1/13/2003
24. June Light 1/20/2003
25. A World Without Objects Is A Sensible Emptiness 6/23/2003
26. Epistemology 8/12/2003
27. Advice To A Prophet 1/3/2003
28. The Beautiful Changes 7/3/2003
29. Wedding Toast 1/3/2003
30. Parable 1/3/2003
31. Juggler 7/3/2003
32. A Fire-Truck 1/13/2003
33. The Writer 1/3/2003
34. Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World 1/13/2003
35. A Fable 1/3/2003
36. 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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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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