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from The Spleen by Matthew Green

An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert Jackson This motley piece to you I send, Who always were a faithful friend; Who, if disputes should happen hence, Can best explain the author’s sense; And, anxious for the public weal, Do, what I … Continue reading

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Holding Court by Clive James

Retreating from the world, all I can do Is build a new world, one demanding less Acute assessments. Too deaf to keep pace With conversation, I don’t try to guess At meanings, or unpack a stroke of wit, But just … Continue reading

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After the Diagnosis by Christian Wiman

No remembering now when the apple sapling was blown almost out of the ground. No telling how, with all the other trees around, it alone was struck. It must have been luck, he thought for years, so close to the … Continue reading

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Moustache by Charlie McDonnell

How I wish I could grow a moustache, so that people could see me as cool. With a fashionable style, a furry smile, the ladies would drown in their drool. Oh I wish I could grow a moustache, so that … Continue reading

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