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The Hill We Climb
— Amanda Gorman
When day comes, we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the b...
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Alone
— Edgar Allan Poe
From childhood's hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common...
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Ode To A Nightingale
— John Keats
My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute p...
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April Showers
— James Stephens
The leaves are fresh after the rain, The air is cool and clear, The sun is shining warm again, The sparrows hopping in the lane Are brisk and full o...
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The Soldier
— Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer...
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Carpe Diem
— William Shakespeare
O mistress mine, where are you roaming? O stay and hear! your true-love's coming That can sing both high and low; Trip no further, pretty sweeting, ...
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The Female of the Species
— Rudyard Kipling
When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted rend...
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The ocean said to me once,
— Stephen Crane
The ocean said to me once, "Look! Yonder on the shore Is a woman, weeping. I have watched her. Go you and tell her this -- Her lover I have laid ...
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The Sun Travels
— Robert Louis Stevenson
The sun is not a-bed, when I At night upon my pillow lie; Still round the earth his way he takes, And morning after morning makes. While here at ho...
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A Watch In The Night
— Algernon Charles Swinburne
Watchman, what of the night? - Storm and thunder and rain, Lights that waver and wane, Leaving the watchfires unlit. Only the balefires are bright, ...
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Baby's Dreams
— Isabella Valancy Crawford
I SAW a fairy twine, Of star-white jessamine, A dainty seat, shaped like an airy swing, With two round yellow stars Against the misty bars Of night; she...
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A Poet's Home
— Charles Harpur
HERE in this lonely rill-engirdled spot, The world forgetting, by the world forgot, With one vowed to me with beloved lips How sweet to draw, as hiddenl...
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To A Kiss
— Robert Burns
Humid seal of soft affections, Tend'rest pledge of future bliss, Dearest tie of young connections, Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss. Speak...
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Lucy Gray
— William Wordsworth
Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray: And, when I crossed the wild, I chanced to see at break of day The solitary child. No mate, no comrade Lucy knew; Sh...
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Complaint
— William Carlos Williams
They call me and I go. It is a frozen road past midnight, a dust of snow caught in the rigid wheeltracks. The door opens. I smile, enter and shak...
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H. Baptism II
— George Herbert
Since, Lord, to thee A narrow way and little gate Is all the passage, on my infancy Thou didst lay hold, and antedate My faith in me. O let me still W...
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The Birds
— Hilaire Belloc
When Jesus Christ was four years old The angels brought Him toys of gold, Which no man ever had bought or sold. And yet w...
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A Fence
— Carl Sandburg
Now the stone house on the lake front is finished and the workmen are beginning the fence. The palings are made of iron bars with steel points that c...
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The Building of the Ship
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Build me straight, O worthy Master! Stanch and strong, a goodly vessel, That shall laugh at all disaster, And with wave and whirlwind wrestle!...
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Columbus Cheney
— Edgar Lee Masters
This weeping willow! Why do you not plant a few For the millions of children not yet born, As well as for us? Are they not non-existent, or cells asleep...
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Birth And Death
— Algernon Charles Swinburne
Birth and death, twin-sister and twin-brother, Night and day, on all things that draw breath, Reign, while time keeps friends with one another Birth a...
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I'd Love To Be A Fairy's Child
— Robert Graves
Children born of fairy stock Never need for shirt or frock, Never want for food or fire, Always get their hearts desire: Jingle pockets full of gold, Ma...
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Song Of Proserpine While Gathering Flowers On The Plain Of Enna
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sacred Goddess, Mother Earth, Thou from whose immortal bosom Gods and men and beasts have birth, Leaf and blade, and bud and blossom, Breathe ...
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Casey at the Bat
— Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play, And then when Cooney died a...
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The Little Children
— Francis Ledwidge
Hunger points a bony finger To the workhouse on the hill, But the little children linger While there's flowers to gather still For my sunny window sill....
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