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Robinson by Weldon Kees

The dog stops barking after Robinson has gone. His act is over. The world is a grey world, Not without violence, and he kicks under the grand piano, The nightmare chase well under way. The mirror from Mexico, stuck to … Continue reading

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On Raglan Road by Patrick Kavanagh

On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way, And I … Continue reading

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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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Modern Love: I by George Meredith

By this he knew she wept with waking eyes: That, at his hand’s light quiver by her head, The strange low sobs that shook their common bed Were called into her with a sharp surprise, And strangled mute, like little … Continue reading

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Lean on Me by Bill Withers

Sometimes in our lives We all have pain, we all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow Lean on me when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on … Continue reading

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Never Seek to Tell thy Love by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be For the gentle wind does move Silently invisibly I told my love I told my love I told her all my heart Trembling cold in ghastly fears Ah … Continue reading

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Reluctance by Robert Frost

Out through the fields and the woods And over the walls I have wended; I have climbed the hills of view And looked at the world, and descended; I have come by the highway home, And lo, it is ended. … Continue reading

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Leave me, O Love by Philip Sidney

Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust; And thou, my mind, aspire to higher things; Grow rich in that which never taketh rust; Whatever fades but fading pleasure brings. Draw in thy beams and humble all thy might … Continue reading

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Choose by Carl Sandburg

The single clenched fist lifted and ready, Or the open asking hand held out and waiting. Choose: For we meet by one or the other. Carl Sandburg 1878–1967 Rupture by Russell Boyle

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To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship by Katherine Philips

I did not live until this time Crowned my felicity, When I could say without a crime, I am not thine, but thee. This carcass breathed, and walked, and slept, So that the world believed There was a soul the … Continue reading

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