Quotation by Richard Wilbur

What should we be without
The dolphin's arc, the dove's return,

These things in which we have seen ourselves and spoken?
Richard Wilbur (b. 1921), U.S. poet. Advice to a Prophet (l. 23–25). . .

Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945–1980. D. J. Enright, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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