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Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman

1 Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, … Continue reading

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A Slash of Blue by Emily Dickinson

A slash of Blue – A sweep of Gray – Some scarlet patches on the way, Compose an Evening Sky – A little purple – slipped between Some Ruby Trousers hurried on – A Wave of Gold – A Bank … Continue reading

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Clear Night by Charles Wright

Clear night, thumb-top of a moon, a back-lit sky. Moon-fingers lay down their same routine On the side deck and the threshold, the white keys and the black keys. Bird hush and bird song. A cassia flower falls. I want … Continue reading

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Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

1 I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a … Continue reading

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Of Mere Being by Wallace Stevens

The palm at the end of the mind, Beyond the last thought, rises In the bronze decor, A gold-feathered bird Sings in the palm, without human meaning, Without human feeling, a foreign song. You know then that it is not … Continue reading

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The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant … Continue reading

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