Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate.

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    And yet somewhere there must be
    Something that’s different from everything.
    All that I’ve never thought of—think of me!
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    It is like any other work of art.
    It is and never can be changed.
    Behind everything there is always
    The unknown unwanted life.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    We died like aunts of pets or foreigners.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    The blind date that has stood you up: your life.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    I wrung from the darkness—that the darkness flung me—
    Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing,
    The darkness from the darkness. Pain comes from the darkness
    And we call it wisdom. It is pain.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)