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Poem of the Week

The daisy follows soft the sun By Emily Dickinson The daisy follows soft the sun,And when his golden walk is done,Sits shyly at his feet.He, waking, finds the flower near.“Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?”“Because, sir, love is sweet!” We are … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

I give permission For this slow spring rain to soak The violet beds. Haiku by Richard Wright

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Poem of the Week

What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers,   Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,   And things are not what they seem. Life is real! … Continue reading

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Money By Dana Gioia Money, the long green, cash, stash, rhino, jack or just plain dough.  Chock it up, fork it over, shell it out. Watch it burn holes through pockets. To be made of it! To have it to burn! Greenbacks, double eagles, megabucks and … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

She Sleeps at the Side of the Drainage Canal Attributed to corrupt Chicago alderman, Bathhouse John In her lonely grave she sleeps tonightat the side of the drainage canal;Where the whipporwhill calls at the twilight hourthey planted my sweetheart, SalJust … Continue reading

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A Little Bird by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin In alien lands I keep the body Of ancient native rites and things: I gladly free a little birdie At celebration of the spring.  I’m now free for consolation, And thankful to almighty Lord: At least, to one … Continue reading

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Shakespeare By Pavel AntokolskyTranslated by Yevgeny Bonver He was just nobody. The one benighted idler, The  Stratford poacher, the awe of forest-guards, The gaily friend of the Falstaffian buds. Who was he, else? The supplicant admirer Of a swarthy lady … Continue reading

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The Snowman By Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winterTo regard the frost and the boughsOf the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long timeTo behold the junipers shagged with ice,The spruces rough in the … Continue reading

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Travel Poetry

Wherever You Are by Jeffrey Harrison When I kissed you in the hall of the youth hostel we fell into the linen closet laughing twenty years ago and I still remember though not very often the taste of cheap wine … Continue reading

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