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Conflict by Sara Teasdale

The Spartan and Sybarite Battle in me day and night; Evenly matched, relentless, wary, Each one cursing his adversary, With my slow blood dripping wet They fight from sunrise to sunset. And from sunset the fight goes on, I shiver … Continue reading

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To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing by William Butler Yeats

Now all the truth is out, Be secret and take defeat From any brazen throat, For how can you compete, Being honour bred, with one Who were it proved he lies Were neither shamed in his own Nor in his … Continue reading

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