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Song to a Fair Young Lady Going out of Town in the Spring by John Dryden

Ask not the cause why sullen spring So long delays her flow’rs to bear; Why warbling birds forget to sing, And winter storms invert the year? Chloris is gone; and Fate provides To make it spring where she resides. Chloris … Continue reading

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Private Parts by Sarah Kay

The first love of my life never saw me naked There was always a parent coming home in half an hour Always a little brother in the next room. Always too much body and not enough time for me to … Continue reading

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Volume 2 Footprints by Russell Boyle

A second anthology of 30 poems: Shed Leaves  Footprints  Dissolution  Moment wysiwyg  Perfection  Redfern  Justice  History  Cruel Taliban  White Fortress  The Grey Zone  Torture  Triptych – Dawn  Triptych – Rapture  Triptych – Ruthless  Transcendence Seeking Cognitive Itch  Smoked Trout  Move … Continue reading

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Will You Come Back To Me by Max Ehrmann

Will you come back to me, My friend, Where evening’s golden shafts still blend Night’s sea– Will you come back to me? I need you more with all the years That come, Each bringing its fast-growing sum Of fears. I … Continue reading

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To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral

Never, never again? Not on nights filled with quivering stars, or during dawn’s maiden brightness or afternoons of sacrifice? Or at the edge of a pale path that encircles the farmlands, or upon the rim of a trembling fountain, whitened … Continue reading

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Separation by W. S. Merwin

Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. W. S. Merwin

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