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Richard Wilbur served in the army during World War II. So he probably saw his fare share of non-joyful stuff. But hey, he's got this poem to make up for it. (Source.)

Good ol' Richard was no stranger to controversy. Wilbur's affiliation with leftist causes put him under the scrutiny of federal officers while he was training in the army. (Source.)

Wilbur started early as the editor of his college newspaper at Amherst. (Source.)

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