|The poet himself, circa 1965, in some grass|
After all, he writes such insights into reality such as:
The opposite of duck is drake.
Remember that, for heaven's sake!
One's female, and the other's male.
In writing to a drake, don't fail
To start you letter off, "Dear Sir."
"Dear Madam" is what ducks prefer.
In snowball fights, the opposite
Of duck, of course, is getting hit.
|An Earlier Photo|
What is the opposite of mirror?
The answer hardly could be clearer:
It's anything which, on inspection,
Is not all full of your reflection.
For instance, it would be no use
To brush your hair before a moose,
Or try a raincoat on for size
While looking at a swarm of flies.
|Another opposite from Wilbur.|
Wilbur, Richard. Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences. Orlando: Harcourt. 2000