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Bitch by Carolyn Kizer

Now, when he and I meet, after all these years, I say to the bitch inside me, don’t start growling. He isn’t a trespasser anymore, Just an old acquaintance tipping his hat. My voice says, “Nice to see you,” As … 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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Reply to Censure by Theodore Roethke

Repulse the staring eye, The hostile gaze of hate, And check the pedantry Of those inveterate Defamers of the good. They mock the deepest thought, Condemn the fortitude Whereby true work is wrought. Though just men are reviled When cravens … Continue reading

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Sonnet 42 by William Shakespeare

That thou hast her it is not all my grief, And yet it may be said I loved her dearly; That she hath thee is of my wailing chief, A loss in love that touches me more nearly. Loving offenders, … Continue reading

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