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Richard Wilbur

Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921) is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1957 and again in 1989.

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    the beautiful changes
    In such kind ways,
    Wishing ever to sunder
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    If thee thy brittle beauty so deceives,
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    Was faithful unto death, and shamed the Devil.
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