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Richard Wilbur - Exeunt

Piecemeal the summer dies;
At the field's edge a daisy lives alone;
A last shawl of burning lies
On a gray field-stone.

All cries are thin and terse;
The field has droned the summer's final mass;
A cricket like a dwindled hearse
Crawls from the dry grass. 

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Poet: Richard Wilbur
Poem: Exeunt

Comment 2 of 2, added on December 23rd, 2011 at 1:17 PM.
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Voinynelle from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on October 15th, 2005 at 8:37 AM.

The many poetic devices (imagery, metaphor, end rhyme, etc) used have made this a great poem to use for teaching high school students. Short, compact poetry has always appealed to me. I've never viewed Mr. Wilbur as a "light-weight" as the biography suggests, but rather a concentrate! Besides living in the deep south does not allow for a slow "exeunt" of autumn. Leaves change from green to dead overnight.

Thanks to Mr. Wilbur for continuing the vision of nature that Frost and his contemporaries established.

Janay Kimble from United States

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