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Leap Before You Look by W. H. Auden

The sense of danger must not disappear: The way is certainly both short and steep, However gradual it may look from here; Look if you like, but you will have to leap. Tough minded men get mushy in their sleep … Continue reading

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Part I It is an ancient mariner And he stoppeth one of three. – “By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stoppest thou me? The bridegroom’s doors are opened wide, And I am next of kin; The … Continue reading

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Men by Maya Angelou

When I was young, I used to Watch behind the curtains As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men. Young men sharp as mustard. See them. Men are always Going somewhere. They knew I was there. … Continue reading

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