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A Poison Tree
— William Blake
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Ni...
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When the food is busting
— Will Woj
If thy food is busting Thy hips shall be thrusting Look at me and you shall see How good thy food will be Your food is not busting It be quiet disgustin...
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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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When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
— Ayesha
When tomorrow starts without me, and I am not there to see... The sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me... I wish that you ...
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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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Wine Of The Fairies
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
I am drunk with the honey wine Of the moon-unfolded eglantine, Which fairies catch in hyacinth bowls. The bats, the dormice, and the moles Sleep in the ...
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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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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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Butterfly Laughter
— Katherine Mansfield
In the middle of our porridge plates There was a blue butterfly painted And each morning we tried who should reach the butterfly first. Then t...
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Digging
— Edward Thomas
What matter makes my spade for tears or mirth, Letting down two clay pipes into the earth? The one I smoked, the other a soldier Of Blenheim, Ramillies,...
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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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She lay as if at play
— Emily Dickinson
She lay as if at play Her life had leaped away— Intending to return— But not so soon— Her merry Arms, half dropt— As if for lull of sport— An instant h...
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Prelude
— Rudyard Kipling
I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. In deaths ye died I have watched beside, And the lives ye led were mine. Was there ...
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Salutation
— Ezra Pound
O generation of the thoroughly smug and thoroughly uncomfortable, I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun, I have seen them with untidy famili...
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Here Lies The Blithe Spring
— Thomas Dekker
HERE lies the blithe Spring, Who first taught birds to sing, Yet in April herself fell a-crying: Then May growing hot, A sweating sickness she got, ...
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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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The Gardener XXIV: Do Not Keep to Yourself
— Rabindranath Tagore
Do not keep to yourself the secret of your heart, my friend! Say it to me, only to me, in secret. You who smile so gently, softly whisper, my he...
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Unrequited Love
— Nobody Nose
Unrequited Love Where are you? I look for you Nowhere to be found Nobody Knows Where my sweetest Of my heart The dream woman Who came my way By some pro...
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Farewell
— Robert Louis Stevenson
FAREWELL, and when forth I through the Golden Gates to Golden Isles Steer without smiling, through the sea of smiles, Isle upon isle, in the seas of the...
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Her Face And Brow
— James Whitcomb Riley
Ah, help me! but her face and brow Are lovelier than lilies are Beneath the light of moon and star That smile as they are smiling now-- White lilies in ...
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Lines On T.D. McGee
— James McIntyre
DeArcy. McGee, All compliment thee, The hope of the land, On your lecture so grand. Though that is your fort, Oh, give us the sport Of an hour of your ...
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The apron of flowers
— Robert Herrick
To gather flowers, Sappha went, And homeward she did bring Within her lawny continent, The treasure of the Spring. She smiling blush'd, and blushing sm...
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Requiescat
— Matthew Arnold
Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew! In quiet she reposes; Ah, would that I did too! Her mirth the world required; She bathed ...
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For Richmond's Garden Wall
— Robert Louis Stevenson
WHEN Thomas set this tablet here, Time laughed at the vain chanticleer; And ere the moss had dimmed the stone, Time had defaced that garrison. Now I in ...
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Sweet—safe—Houses
— Emily Dickinson
Sweet—safe—Houses—Glad—gay—Houses— Sealed so stately tight— Lids of Steel—on Lids of Marble— Locking Bare feet out— Brooks of Plush—in Banks of Satin N...
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