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A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist. Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! … Continue reading

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A prayer for the twenty-first century by John Marsden

May the road be free for the journey, May it lead where it promised it would, May the stars that gave ancient bearings Be seen, still be understood. May every aircraft fly safely, May every traveller be found, May sailors … Continue reading

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The Gulf, 1987 by Deborah Paredez

The day upturned, flooded with sunlight, not a single cloud. I squint into the glare, cautious even then of bright emptiness. We sit under shade, Tía Lucia showing me how white folks dine, the high life. I am about to … Continue reading

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The Victims by Sharon Olds

When Mother divorced you, we were glad. She took it and took it in silence, all those years and then kicked you out, suddenly, and her kids loved it. Then you were fired, and we grinned inside, the way people … Continue reading

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Come Away, Come Away, Death by William Shakespeare

Come away, come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid. Fly away, fly away, breath; I am slain by a fair cruel maid. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, O, prepare it! My part of … Continue reading

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The Garden by Ezra Pound

En robe de parade – Samain Like a skein of loose silk blown against a wall She walks by the railing of a path in Kensington Gardens, And she is dying piece-meal of a sort of emotional anemia. And round … Continue reading

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The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, … Continue reading

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