“Some winters, taking leave, deal us a last hard blow,” writes Richard Wilbur in the poem “A Storm in April.” Mr. Wilbur’s poem praises a late blizzard which delays the Spring:
But the bright, milling snow
Which throngs the air today—
It is a way of leaving
So as to stay.
In this recording from 1985, Richard Wilbur reads and discusses over two dozen poems, including A Storm in April, The Ride, Shad-Time, Advice From the Muse, The Prisoner of Zenda and Opposites.
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