A poem by this poet

Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur has served as Poet Laureate of the United States, and his many other honors include the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Bollingen Translation Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of American Poets.He has also received the Drama Desk Special Award and the PEN Translation Prize for his translation of The Misanthrope, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and the Edna St Vincent Millay Award.  In 1994, President Bill Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Arts. In 2012, Yale conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters degree on Wilbur.
His works include New and Collected Poems and Mayflies.