Two Poems with the Same Subject

and, to my mind, one is far superior. Which one gets your vote?


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 […]

Hymns of the Cross: A Christmas Hymn?

Richard Wilbur, who turned 90 this year, has published 11 collections of poetry, 10 plays (translating three more from other languages) as well as various prose and critical pieces. Among his various recognitions are two Pulitzers, and two appointments to the post of Poet Laureate of the United States.  He is, perhaps, our […]