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Quotation by Richard Wilbur
If the juggler is tired now, if the broom stands In the dust again, if the table starts to drop Through the daily dark again, and though the plate Lies flat on the table top, For him we batter our hands Who has won for once over the world's weight.
Richard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. Juggler (l. 25–30). . .
New Yorker Book of Poems, The. (1969) The Viking Press. (Paperback edition of 1974 published by William Morrow & Company).
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