Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Monday, October 23, 2017

"Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear, /Can also thus domesticate a fear"

I am deeply saddened by the recent passing of Richard Wilbur (1921-2017).

Although I love so many of his poems, "A Barred Owl" (which Mr. Wilbur himself, in a reading I attended in 2007, made sure the audience understood it as both "barred" and "bard"!) is my favorite.

HERE is a link.

So wise. He will be sorely missed, but his poetry is for the ages.

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