CreationEarth Nature Photos
Submit Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

For K.R. on her Sixtieth Birthday

 Blow out the candles of your cake.
They will not leave you in the dark, Who round with grace this dusky arc Of the grand tour which souls must take.
You who have sounded William Blake, And the still pool, to Plato's mark, Blow out the candles of your cake.
They will not leave you in the dark.
Yet, for your friends' benighted sake, Detain your upward-flying spark; Get us that wish, though like the lark You whet your wings till dawn shall break: Blow out the candles of your cake.

by Richard Wilbur
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - For K.R. on her Sixtieth BirthdayEmail Poem |

Top Richard Wilbur Poems

Analysis and Comments on For K.R. on her Sixtieth Birthday

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem For K.R. on her Sixtieth Birthday here.

Commenting has been disabled for now.