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The Prisoner of Chillon by George Gordon, Lord Byron

My hair is grey, but not with years, Nor grew it white In a single night, As men’s have grown from sudden fears: My limbs are bow’d, though not with toil, But rusted with a vile repose, For they have … Continue reading

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Tamer and Hawk by Thom Gunn

I thought I was so tough, But gentled at your hands, Cannot be quick enough To fly for you and show That when I go I go At your commands. Even in flight above I am no longer free: You … Continue reading

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Volume 1 The Beginning by Russell Boyle

A first anthology of 28 poems: Traumatised House by the Sea Dear Sister Mondays The Beginning Element Number 14 Freedom Clinical Bully Boy Sensuality Rupture Heart Attack Heart Rope Men Locks Survival Loss Terrorism Lovelorn The Only Certainty Consultation First … Continue reading

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I, Too by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare … Continue reading

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Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow … Continue reading

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