© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

by Richard Wilbur

Love Quotes Page 1

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

The soul descends once more in bitter love (26)

The soul has to make sacrifices for the human, and it's a little resentful of this. But as we read on we see that the soul becomes less upset about it.

Quote #2

To accept the waking body, saying now (27)

Here the soul accepts the body out of love and forgives the body for its human weakness, which is good because otherwise we'd probably be stuck in bed all day.

Quote #3

Bring them down from their ruddy gallows; (29)

The soul loves the humans enough to want them saved, even though loving them means dealing with more than a little dirty laundry.