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September 1, 1939 by W. H. Auden

I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our … Continue reading

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To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral

Never, never again? Not on nights filled with quivering stars, or during dawn’s maiden brightness or afternoons of sacrifice? Or at the edge of a pale path that encircles the farmlands, or upon the rim of a trembling fountain, whitened … Continue reading

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Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market by Pablo Neruda

Here, among the market vegetables, this torpedo from the ocean depths, a missile that swam, now lying in front of me dead. Surrounded by the earth’s green froth —these lettuces, bunches of carrots— only you lived through the sea’s truth, … Continue reading

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