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Wind on the Hill by A. A. Milne

No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. It’s flying from somewhere As fast as it can, I couldn’t keep up with it, Not if I ran. But if I stopped holding … Continue reading

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Mockingbird by Mother Goose

Hush little baby, don’t say a word, Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingbird won’t sing, Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring turns to brass, Papa’s gonna buy you a looking … Continue reading

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Ratio by Leigh Mercer

A dozen, a gross, and a score Plus three times the square root of four Divided by seven Plus five times eleven Is nine squared and not a bit more. Leigh Mercer 1893–1977

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A Handful of Thyme by May Sarton

“What are you doingNow the end is not far?Remembering? Ruing?”“No rue, my dear.” “Are you still seeding?”“Now and then I do.”“You are frail for weeding,And the weeds grow.” “Yes, the weeds flourish.Too brief the hoursWhen I can still nourishPoems or … Continue reading

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A Perfect Market by Clive James

ou plutôt les chanter Recite your lines aloud, Ronsard advised, Or, even better, sing them. Common speech Held all the rhythmic measures that he prized In poetry. He had much more to teach, But first he taught that. Several poets … Continue reading

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Still Falls the Rain by Edith Sitwell

Still falls the Rain— Dark as the world of man, black as our loss— Blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails Upon the Cross. Still falls the Rain With a sound like the pulse of the heart that is … Continue reading

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