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Transit -- Richard Wilbur

       
(Poem #1116) Transit
 A woman I have never seen before
 Steps from the darkness of her town-house door
 At just that crux of time when she is made
 So beautiful that she or time must fade.

 What use to claim that as she tugs her gloves
 A phantom heraldry of all the loves
 Blares from the lintel? That the staggered sun
 Forgets, in his confusion, how to run?

 Still, nothing changes as her perfect feet
 Click down the walk that issues in the street,
 Leaving the stations of her body there
 As a whip maps the countries of the air.
-- Richard Wilbur
Today's poem is reminiscent of Sandburg's "Last Answers" [Poem #713] in its
trick of simultaneously illustrating and deprecating 'poetry'. There is more
to it than mere rhetorical trickery, of course - to quote one critic:

  In fact, the smooth surface of the Wilbur poem can successfully distract
  us from recognizing how unusual and unexpected are the twists and leaps
  that structure the poem’s narrative. Many poems by Wilbur, while striking
  a superficial "balance," implicitly celebrate, while demonstrating, the
  virtues of a wit that is elaborately playful.
        -- http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/s_z/wilbur/bio.htm

and that certainly holds true for 'Transit'. I think what I enjoy most about
Wilbur's poetry is his unxepected ('elaborately playful' expresses it very
well) turns of phrase, evident here in the final couplet, where we are hit
with the twin images of "stations of her body" and "a whip maps the
countries of the air". (This tendency is even more evident in some of his
other poems, my favourite being "blurring to sheer verb", from "A
Fire-Truck").

Parenthetically, the line "made so beautiful that she or time must fade"
seems to be a dig at Shakespeare, whose preoccupation with time and decay
permeates the sonnets, though the imagery in the next verse is more
reminiscent of a later generation of poets. And I have to admire the way
Wilbur makes the images his own, blending them into the poem at the same
time as he turns the critical, external eye of 'what use?' upon them.

martin

Links:
  The Modern American Poetry site
    http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/s_z/wilbur/wilbur.htm
  has everything one could wish for about Wilbur, including a biography:
    http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/s_z/wilbur/bio.htm

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