poet Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur

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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.'

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 12, 2003

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (9/8/2019 9:13:00 AM)

    " We milk the cow of the world as we do
    we whisper in her ear, you are not true"
    Meaningful couplets.

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  • jim hogg (formerly Not a Member No 4) (7/8/2018 1:38:00 PM)

    Twelve years have passed since I was last here - in disguise. It's been too long. And it looks like I saw it all more clearly then. Still a fair comment, I believe.. oops!

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  • Not a member No 4 (11/4/2006 7:13:00 PM)

    Short shrift for adherents of Scepticism

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