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Alfie by Hal David

“Poems are written to be read and lyrics are written to be sung…” Hal David What’s it all about Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live? What’s it all about When you sort it out, Alfie? Are we … Continue reading

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In Time by W. S. Merwin

The night the world was going to end when we heard those explosions not far away and the loudspeakers telling us about the vast fires on the backwater consuming undisclosed remnants and warning us over and over to stay indoors … Continue reading

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Money by Philip Larkin

Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me: ‘Why do you let me lie here wastefully? I am all you never had of goods and sex. You could get them still by writing a few cheques.’ So I look at others, what … Continue reading

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the lesson of the moth by Don Marquis

i was talking to a moth the other evening he was trying to break into an electric light bulb and fry himself on the wires why do you fellows pull this stunt i asked him because it is the conventional … Continue reading

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Kneeling by R. S. Thomas

Moments of great calm, Kneeling before an altar Of wood in a stone church In summer, waiting for the God To speak; the air a staircase For silence; the sun’s light Ringing me, as though I acted A great role. … Continue reading

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