About Owen Wilson

Yeah, I know that the big news is Alberto Gonzalez resigning (thank God!), but the breaking news about Owen Wilson’s alleged suicide attempt moved me to remember this poem. Mind you, I’m no particular fan of Mr. Wilson. I don’t dislike him, only none of his films have ever seemed appealing to me. He, however, comes across as one of the nicer, more decent stars today.

Richard Cory
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)
WHENEVER Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.
And he was always quietly arrayed,         5
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
“Good-morning,” and he glittered when he walked.
And he was rich,—yes, richer than a king,—
And admirably schooled in every grace:         10
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.
So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,         15
Went home and put a bullet through his head.


One response to “About Owen Wilson

  1. Rich: It OBVIOUSLY may have been for the good of the nation that the embattled Att’y General resign. When will people get it that a public official needs to keep his hands clean, that he has to demonstrate honesty and integrity? It matters not whether the individual is liberal or conservative. Just have integrity! CB

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