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Song to a Fair Young Lady Going out of Town in the Spring by John Dryden

Ask not the cause why sullen spring So long delays her flow’rs to bear; Why warbling birds forget to sing, And winter storms invert the year? Chloris is gone; and Fate provides To make it spring where she resides. Chloris … Continue reading

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Pass On by Michael Lee

When searching for the lost remember 8 things 1. We are vessels. We are rooms. We are so much less important than the things inside of us. We are circuit boards swallowing the electricity of life upon birth. It wheels through us … Continue reading

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Bread and Music by Conrad Aiken

Music I heard with you was more than music, And bread I broke with you was more than bread; Now that I am without you, all is desolate; All that was once so beautiful is dead. Your hands once touched … Continue reading

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When I am dead, my dearest by Christina Rossetti

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And … Continue reading

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O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the … Continue reading

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The Poet As Hero by Siegfried Sassoon

You’ve heard me, scornful, harsh, and discontented, Mocking and loathing War: you’ve asked me why Of my old, silly sweetness I’ve repented— My ecstasies changed to an ugly cry. You are aware that once I sought the Grail, Riding in … Continue reading

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The Wreck of the Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To the happy memory of five Franciscan Nuns, exiles by the Falk Laws, drowned between midnight and morning of Dec. 7th, 1875 I Thou mastering me God! giver of breath and bread; World’s strand, sway of the sea; Lord of … Continue reading

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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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And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? by Sir Thomas Wyatt

And wilt thou leave me thus? Say nay, say nay, for shame, To save thee from the blame Of all my grief and grame; And wilt thou leave me thus? Say nay, say nay! And wilt thou leave me thus, … 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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