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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    The soul has no assignments, neither cooks
    Nor referees: it wastes its time.
    It wastes its time.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    The wild beasts, sparrows pecking the llamas’ grain,
    Pigeons settling on the bears’ bread, buzzards
    Tearing the meat the flies have clouded. . . .
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    But really no one is exceptional,
    No one has anything, I’m anybody,
    I stand beside my grave
    Confused with my life, that is commonplace and solitary.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

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

    These calves, grown muscular with certainties;
    This nose, three medium-sized pink strawberries
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)