Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Boy at the Window

Given the weather these days, it seems appropriate to choose Richard Wilbur's 'Boy at the Window' as our 45th Poem of the Week. Click here for the text of the poem, and then on 'Listen' to hear Wilbur himself read it on the Internet Poetry Archive. He says it's about his son Christopher at the age of 5 on a December afternoon; after they made a snowman, when summoned into dinner Christopher stood at the window crying because their creation could not come in from the cold. Above, a visitor on the Warden's Lawn yesterday. Below, the Chapel yesterday evening.

(The other poets reading on the Internet Poetry Archive are Seamus Heaney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Robert Pinsky, Margaret Walker and Czeslaw Milosz).

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