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First Love by John Clare

I ne’er was struck before that hour With love so sudden and so sweet, Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower And stole my heart away complete. My face turned pale as deadly pale, My legs refused to walk … 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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Never Love Unless by Thomas Campion

Never love unless you can Bear with all the faults of man: Men sometimes will jealous be Though but little cause they see; And hang the head, as discontent, And speak what straight they will repent. Men that but one … Continue reading

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Love Armed by Aphra Behn

Love in Fantastic Triumph sat, Whilst Bleeding Hearts around him flowed, For whom Fresh pains he did Create, And strange Tyrannic power he showed; From thy Bright Eyes he took his fire, Which round about, in sport he hurled; But … Continue reading

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The Disappointment by Aphra Behn

One Day the Amarous Lisander, By an impatient Passion sway’d, Surpris’d fair Cloris, that lov’d Maid, Who cou’d defend her self no longer; All things did with his Love conspire, The gilded Planet of the Day, In his gay Chariot, … Continue reading

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The Windhover by Gerard Manly Hopkins

To Christ our Lord I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a … Continue reading

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Leaves before the Wind by May Sarton

We have walked, looked at the actual trees: The chestnut leaves wide-open like a hand, The beech leaves bronzing under every breeze, We have felt flowing through our knees As if we were the wind. We have sat silent when … Continue reading

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