Happy birthday, Richard Wilbur! Two readings of two great poems


Part Deux to celebrate Richard Wilbur‘s birthday. You see, I couldn’t choose between the generous collection of clips, so WordPress OD’ed.  Hence, the need for a second installment.  I figured the fête wouldn’t be complete without at least a couple readings, so here are two great poems to brighten anyone’s day.  (All courtesy Web of Stories – merci!)

A reading of the poem that made him famous, “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World”:

And finally, his reading of his late, lovely poem “Mayflies,” the title poem of a collection published a few years ago. It’s a personal favorite:

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