I’m your orbiter
I’ve always been here
I’ll keep the dust away, because I know it makes you sneeze
and I’ll play your song one more time
crying out for its lover
a single moment
the dust settling again
bracing my heart, for the impact of your arrival
Richard Wilbur passed away on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. Poet, Author, Translator, and winner of numerous awards, Wilbur is considered by many to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
Those of you who have been with me for a while know I am not a huge fan of poetry, but I do read some. The poetry of Richard Wilbur has always been something I have been drawn to. Below is one of his poems, in honor of the Autumn season.
The Beautiful Changes – Richard Wilbur