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Coda by Dorothy Parker

Coda by Dorothy Parker

There's little in taking or giving, There's little in water or wine;This living, this living, this living Was never a project of mine.Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is ...

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But Not Forgotten by Dorothy Parker

But Not Forgotten by Dorothy Parker

I think, no matter where you stray,That I shall go with you a way.Though you may wander sweeter lands,You will not soon forget my hands,Nor yet the way I held my head,Nor all the ...

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Bohemia by Dorothy Parker

Bohemia by Dorothy Parker

Authors and actors and artists and suchNever know nothing, and never know much.Sculptors and singers and those of their kidneyTell their affairs from Seattle to Sydney.Playwrights ...

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Love Song by Dorothy Parker

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 ...

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Observation by Dorothy Parker

Observation by Dorothy Parker

If I don't drive around the park, I'm pretty sure to make my mark. If I'm in bed each night by ten, I may get back my looks again, If I abstain from fun and such, I'll probably ...

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Alexandre Dumas And His Son by Dorothy Parker

Alexandre Dumas And His Son by Dorothy Parker

Although I work, and seldom cease,At Dumas pere and Dumas fils,Alas, I cannot make me careFor Dumas fils and Dumas pere.

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Little Words by Dorothy Parker

Little Words by Dorothy Parker

When you are gone, there is nor bloom nor leaf,Nor singing sea at night, nor silver birds;And I can only stare, and shape my griefIn little words.I cannot conjure loveliness, to ...

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Fulfillment by Dorothy Parker

Fulfillment by Dorothy Parker

For this my mother wrapped me warm,And called me home against the storm,And coaxed my infant nights to quiet,And gave me roughage in my diet,And tucked me in my bed at eight,And ...

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Oscar Wilde by Dorothy Parker

Oscar Wilde by Dorothy Parker

If, with the literate, I amImpelled to try an epigram,I never seek to take the credit;We all assume that Oscar said it.

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Superfluous Advice by Dorothy Parker

Superfluous Advice by Dorothy Parker

Should they whisper false of you. Never trouble to deny;Should the words they say be true, Weep and storm and swear they lie.

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The Last Question by Dorothy Parker

The Last Question by Dorothy Parker

New love, new love, where are you to lead me? All along a narrow way that marks a crooked line.How are you to slake me, and how are you to feed me? With bitter yellow berries, ...

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Pattern by Dorothy Parker

Pattern by Dorothy Parker

Leave me to my lonely pillow.Go, and take your silly posiesWho has vowed to wear the willowLooks a fool, tricked out in roses.Who are you, my lad, to ease me?Leave your pretty ...

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The Apple Tree by Dorothy Parker

The Apple Tree by Dorothy Parker

When first we saw the apple tree The boughs were dark and straight,But never grief to give had we, Though Spring delayed so late.When last I came away from there The boughs ...

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The Second Oldest Story by Dorothy Parker

The Second Oldest Story by Dorothy Parker

Go I must along my ways Though my heart be ragged,Dripping bitter through the days, Festering, and jagged.Smile I must at every twinge, Kiss, to time its throbbing;He that ...

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A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker

A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker

Once, when I was young and true, Someone left me sad- Broke my brittle heart in two; And that is very bad. Love is for unlucky folk, Love is but a curse. Once there was a ...

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Harriet Beecher Stowe by Dorothy Parker

Harriet Beecher Stowe by Dorothy Parker

The pure and worthy Mrs. StoweIs one we all are proud to knowAs mother, wife, and authoress-Thank God, I am content with less!

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Rondeau RedoublE by Dorothy Parker

Rondeau RedoublE by Dorothy Parker

The same to me are somber days and gay. Though Joyous dawns the rosy morn, and bright,Because my dearest love is gone away Within my heart is melancholy night.My heart beats low ...

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The Homebody by Dorothy Parker

The Homebody by Dorothy Parker

There still are kindly things for me to know,Who am afraid to dream, afraid to feel-This little chair of scrubbed and sturdy deal,This easy book, this fire, sedate and slow.And I ...

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White Comedy by Benjamin Zephaniah

White Comedy by Benjamin Zephaniah

I waz whitemailedBy a white witch,Wid white magicAn white lies,Branded by a white sheepI slaved as a whitesmithNear a white spotWhere I suffered whitewater fever.Whitelisted as a ...

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A Monk Sips Morning Tea by Matsuo Basho

A Monk Sips Morning Tea by Matsuo Basho

A monk sips morning tea,it's quiet, the chrysanthemum's flowering. Translated by Robert Hass

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A Caterpillar by Matsuo Basho

A Caterpillar by Matsuo Basho

A caterpillar,this deep in fall-- still not a butterfly. Translated by Robert Hass

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A Cold Rain Starting by Matsuo Basho

A Cold Rain Starting by Matsuo Basho

A cold rain startingAnd no hat --So?

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Bush-Clover Flowers by Matsuo Basho

Bush-Clover Flowers by Matsuo Basho

bush-clover flowers —they sway but do not droptheir beads of dew

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A Cicada Shell by Matsuo Basho

A Cicada Shell by Matsuo Basho

A cicada shell;it sang itself utterly away.Translated by R.H. Blyth

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But For A Woodpecker by Matsuo Basho

But For A Woodpecker by Matsuo Basho

But for a woodpecker tapping at a post, no sound at all in the house

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Cold As It Was by Matsuo Basho

Cold As It Was by Matsuo Basho

Cold as it wasWe felt secure sleeping togetherIn the same room.

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Long Conversations by Matsuo Basho

Long Conversations by Matsuo Basho

Long conversations beside blooming irises – joys of life on the road

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Ungraciously by Matsuo Basho

Ungraciously by Matsuo Basho

Ungraciously, under a great soldier's empty helmet, a cricket sings

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The Petals Tremble by Matsuo Basho

The Petals Tremble by Matsuo Basho

The petals trembleon the yellow mountain rose –roar of the rapids

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Now the swinging bridge by Matsuo Basho

Now the swinging bridge by Matsuo Basho

Now the swinging bridgeis quieted with creeperslike our tendrilled life

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Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

I'm like the king of a rain-country, rich but sterile, young but with an old wolf's itch, one who escapes Fenelon's apologues, and kills the day in boredom with his dogs; nothing ...

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It Is Not Love It Is Madness by Mirza Ghalib

It Is Not Love It Is Madness by Mirza Ghalib

(You say) It is not love, it is madnessMy madness may be the cause of your fameSever not my relationship with youIf nothing then be my enemyWhat is the meaning of notoriety in ...

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Pain Did Not Become Grateful To Medicine by Mirza Ghalib

Pain Did Not Become Grateful To Medicine by Mirza Ghalib

Pain did not become grateful to medicineI didn't get well; wasn't bad eitherWhy are you gathering the Rivals? a mere spectacle took place, no complaint was madeWhere would we ...

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Anywhere Out Of The World by Charles Baudelaire

Anywhere Out Of The World by Charles Baudelaire

This life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds; one man would like to suffer in front of the stove, and another believes that he would ...

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These Divine Verses by Mirza Ghalib

These Divine Verses by Mirza Ghalib

These divine verses,As I writeAreThe hallowed revelationsDescendingFrom on highThe sound of the scribe's penIn the stillness of the night is indeedThe heavenly museUttering her ...

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For Madame Sabatier by Charles Baudelaire

For Madame Sabatier by Charles Baudelaire

What will you say tonight, poor soul in solitude,what will you say my heart, withered till now,to the so beautiful, so sweet, so dear one,whose divine gaze recreated the flower? - ...

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Calm by Charles Baudelaire

Calm by Charles Baudelaire

Have patience, O my sorrow, and be still.You asked for night: it falls: it is here.A shadowy atmosphere enshrouds the hill,to some men bringing peace, to others care.While the ...

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The Sun by Charles Baudelaire

The Sun by Charles Baudelaire

Through the streets where at windows of old housesthe persian blinds hide secret luxuries,when the cruel sun strikes with redoubled furyon the roofs and fields, the meadows and ...

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Avec Ses Vetements Ondoyants Et Nacres (With Waving Opalescense In Her Gown) by Charles Baudelaire

Avec Ses Vetements Ondoyants Et Nacres (With Waving Opalescense In Her Gown) by Charles Baudelaire

Avec ses vetements ondoyants et nacres,Meme quand elle marche on croirait qu'elle danse,Comme ces longs serpents que les jongleurs sacresAu bout de leurs batons agitent en ...

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A Une Madone  (To A  Madonna) by Charles Baudelaire

A Une Madone (To A Madonna) by Charles Baudelaire

Ex-voto dans le gout espagnolJe veux batir pour toi, Madone, ma maitresse,Un autel souterrain au fond de ma detresse,Et creuser dans le coin le plus noir de mon coeur,Loin du ...

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La Beaute  (Beauty) by Charles Baudelaire

La Beaute (Beauty) by Charles Baudelaire

Je suis belle, o mortels! comme un reve de pierre,Et mon sein, ou chacun s'est meurtri tour a tour,Est fait pour inspirer au poete un amourEternel et muet ainsi que la matiere.Je ...

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Tout Entiere (All Of Her) by Charles Baudelaire

Tout Entiere (All Of Her) by Charles Baudelaire

Le Demon, dans ma chambre hauteCe matin est venu me voir,Et, tachant a me prendre en fauteMe dit: «Je voudrais bien savoirParmi toutes les belles chosesDont est fait son ...

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Un Fantome (A Phantom) by Charles Baudelaire

Un Fantome (A Phantom) by Charles Baudelaire

I Les TenebresDans les caveaux d'insondable tristesseOu le Destin m'a deja relegue;Ou jamais n'entre un rayon rose et gai;Ou, seul avec la Nuit, maussade hotesse,Je suis comme un ...

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Lover’s Wine by Charles Baudelaire

Lover’s Wine by Charles Baudelaire

Today Space is fine!Like a horse mount this wine,without bridle, spurs, bit,for a heaven divine!We, two angels they torturewith merciless fever,will this mirage pursuein the day’s ...

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The Moon, Offended by Charles Baudelaire

The Moon, Offended by Charles Baudelaire

Oh moon our fathers worshipped, their love discreet,from the blue country’s heights where the bright seraglio,the stars in their sweet dress, go treading after you,my ancient ...

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The Game by Charles Baudelaire

The Game by Charles Baudelaire

Old courtesans in washed-out armchairs,pale, eyebrows blacked, eyes ‘tender’, ‘fatal’,simpering still, and from their skinny earsloosing their waterfalls of stone and metal:Round ...

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L’Irremediable (The Irremediable) by Charles Baudelaire

L’Irremediable (The Irremediable) by Charles Baudelaire

IUne Idee, une Forme, un Etre Parti de l'azur et tombeDans un Styx bourbeux et plombeOu nul oeil du Ciel ne penetre;Un Ange, imprudent voyageurQu'a tente l'amour du difforme,Au ...

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Le Mauvais Moine (The Bad Monk) by Charles Baudelaire

Le Mauvais Moine (The Bad Monk) by Charles Baudelaire

Les cloitres anciens sur leurs grandes muraillesEtalaient en tableaux la sainte Verite,Dont l'effet rechauffant les pieuses entrailles,Temperait la froideur de leur austerite.En ...

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Sonnet Of Autumn by Charles Baudelaire

Sonnet Of Autumn by Charles Baudelaire

HEY say to me, thy clear and crystal eyes:'Why dost thou love me so, strange lover mine?'Be sweet, be still! My heart and soul despiseAll save that antique brute-like faith of ...

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An Indian Love Song by Sarojini Naidu

An Indian Love Song by Sarojini Naidu

HeLift up the veils that darken the delicate moon of thy glory and grace,Withhold not, O love, from the night of my longing the joy of thy luminous face,Give me a spear of the ...

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