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Resumé by Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live. Dorothy Parker 1893–1967

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Anecdote of the Jar by Wallace Stevens

I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground … Continue reading

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A Burnt Ship by John Donne

Out of a fired ship, which by no way But drowning could be rescued from the flame, Some men leaped forth, and ever as they came Near the foes’ ships, did by their shot decay; So all were lost, which … Continue reading

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