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Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes by Thomas Gray

’Twas on a lofty vase’s side, Where China’s gayest art had dyed The azure flowers that blow; Demurest of the tabby kind, The pensive Selima, reclined, Gazed on the lake below. Her conscious tail her joy declared; The fair round … Continue reading

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The Applicant by Sylvia Plath

First, are you our sort of a person? Do you wear A glass eye, false teeth or a crutch, A brace or a hook, Rubber breasts or a rubber crotch, Stitches to show something’s missing? No, no? Then How can … Continue reading

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from The Spleen by Matthew Green

An Epistle to Mr. Cuthbert Jackson This motley piece to you I send, Who always were a faithful friend; Who, if disputes should happen hence, Can best explain the author’s sense; And, anxious for the public weal, Do, what I … Continue reading

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A Song: Lying is an occupation by Laetitia Pilkington

Lying is an occupation, Used by all who mean to rise; Politicians owe their station, But to well concerted lies. These to lovers give assistance, To ensnare the fair-one’s heart; And the virgin’s best resistance Yields to this commanding art. … Continue reading

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Love Song by Dorothy Parker

My own dear love, he is strong and bold And he cares not what comes after. His words ring sweet as a chime of gold, And his eyes are lit with laughter. He is jubilant as a flag unfurled— Oh, … Continue reading

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next to of course god america by e e cummings

“next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims’ and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn’s early my country ’tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it … Continue reading

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the cockroach who had been to hell by Don Marquis

listen to me i have been mobbed almost theres an old simp cockroach here who thinks he has been to hell and all the young cockroaches make a hero out of him and admire him he sits and runs his … Continue reading

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