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A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best, Night, sleep, death and … Continue reading

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Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost

I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his … Continue reading

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Nocturne by Rosario Castellanos

Time is too long for life; For knowledge not enough. What have we come for, night, heart of night? Dream that we do not die And, at times, for a moment, wake. Rosario Castellanos 1925-1974 Further reading: The Other Mexico … Continue reading

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Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. Poor chap, he always loved larking And now he’s dead It must have been too cold … Continue reading

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The Shadows of a Spring Night by Natsume Soseki

The shadows of a spring night blend and blur, But there amidst the blossoms I feel sure A woman stands. Natsume Soseki 1867-1916

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