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Tractor by Ted Hughes

Tractor by Ted Hughes

The tractor stands frozen - an agony To think of. All night Snow packed its open entrails. Now a head-pincering gale, A spill of molten ice, smoking snow, Pours into its ...

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Theology by Ted Hughes

Theology by Ted Hughes

"No, the serpent did not Seduce Eve to the apple. All that's simply Corruption of the facts. Adam ate the apple. Eve ate Adam. The serpent ate Eve. This is the dark ...

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The Child Is Father To The Man by Ted Hughes

The Child Is Father To The Man by Ted Hughes

'The child is father to the man.' How can he be? The words are wild. Suck any sense from that who can: 'The child is father to the man.' No; what the poet did write ran, 'The ...

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Bride And Groom Lie Hidden For Three Days by Ted Hughes

Bride And Groom Lie Hidden For Three Days by Ted Hughes

She gives him his eyes, she found them Among some rubble, among some beetles He gives her her skin He just seemed to pull it down out of the air and lay it over her She ...

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A Woman Unconscious by Ted Hughes

A Woman Unconscious by Ted Hughes

Russia and America circle each other; Threats nudge an act that were without doubt A melting of the mould in the mother, Stones melting about the root. The quick of the ...

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Adam Cast Forth by Jorge Luis Borges

Adam Cast Forth by Jorge Luis Borges

Was there a Garden or was the Garden a dream? Amid the fleeting light, I have slowed myself and queried, Almost for consolation, if the bygone period Over which this Adam, ...

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A Pretty Woman by Robert Browning

A Pretty Woman by Robert Browning

I. That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers, And the blue eye Dear and dewy, And that infantine fresh air of hers! II. To think men cannot take you, Sweet, And enfold you, ...

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A Man’s A Man For A’ That by Robert Burns

A Man’s A Man For A’ That by Robert Burns

Is there for honesty poverty That hings his head, an' a' that; The coward slave - we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, an' a' that, Our toils obscure an' ...

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A Lover’s Call Xxvii by Khalil Gibran

A Lover’s Call Xxvii by Khalil Gibran

Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you As infants look upon the breast of their mothers? Or are you in your ...

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A Rondel Of Merciless Beauty – The Original by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Rondel Of Merciless Beauty – The Original by Geoffrey Chaucer

I. 1. Youre two eyn will sle me sodenly I may the beaute of them not sustene, So wendeth it thorowout my herte kene. 2. And but your words will helen hastely My hertis ...

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Limerick by Dylan Thomas

Limerick by Dylan Thomas

There was an old bugger called God, who got a young virgin in pod. This disgraceful behaviour begot Christ our Saviour, who was nailed to a cross, poor old sod.

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Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns

Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns

1 Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; 2 Ae fareweel, and then forever! 3 Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, 4 Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. 5 Who shall say ...

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“To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot” by Robert Lowell

“To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot” by Robert Lowell

"The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open. Our magnolia blossoms.Life begins to happen. My hopped up husband drops his home disputes, and hits the streets to cruise ...

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CONRAD POTTER AIKEN POEMS

CONRAD POTTER AIKEN POEMS

1. Youth Penetrant 2. Youth Imperturbable 3. The Quarrel 4. Laughter 5. White Nocturne 6. Variations: X 7. Violet Moore And Bert Moore 8. Twilights, V 9. ...

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RAMESH T A POEMS

RAMESH T A POEMS

1. Rolling Stones Gather No Moss! 2. An Erstwhile Colonial French Town! 3. Love Is Incredible Ever In Life! 4. Trustworthiness Of Loving Heart! 5. Development Based ...

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Haram by Edward Kofi Louis

Haram by Edward Kofi Louis

War! ! Men against men and women against women; And like 1147 in the land of your muse, But, i can't stop hiding from you! For, i really know your condition in the thick ...

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The Stars Are Mansions Built By Nature’s Hand by William Wordsworth

The Stars Are Mansions Built By Nature’s Hand by William Wordsworth

The stars are mansions built by Nature's hand, And, haply, there the spirits of the blest Dwell, clothed in radiance, their immortal vest; Huge Ocean shows, within his yellow ...

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Lord Ullin’s Daughter by Thomas Campbell

Lord Ullin’s Daughter by Thomas Campbell

A chieftain, to the Highlands bound, Cries, ``Boatman, do not tarry! And I'll give thee a silver pound To row us o'er the ferry!''-- ``Now, who be ye, would cross Lochgyle, ...

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A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy

A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy

The bonsai tree in the attractive pot could have grown eighty feet tall on the side of a mountain till split by lightning. But a gardener carefully pruned it. It is nine ...

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Wait by Galway Kinnell

Wait by Galway Kinnell

Wait, for now. Distrust everything, if you have to. But trust the hours. Haven't they carried you everywhere, up to now? Personal events will become interesting again. Hair ...

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One Ring by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

One Ring by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

The warm fire. The comfortable chairs. The merry companions. The stroke of twelve. The wild suggestion. The good sports. The man who hasn't slept for weeks. The people who ...

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A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar

A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar

An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world and asked in a depressed voice, 'Where have I come? ' I told him the name of the ...

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Funny… But Not by Arianna loshnowsky

Funny… But Not by Arianna loshnowsky

it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry it's funny how forever never seems to last it's funny how much ...

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I Broke My Leg by M.J. Lemon

I Broke My Leg by M.J. Lemon

I have no time to notice what takes place around me Distractions daily duties grab focus away from who I am might be I break my leg and the misery means I must lie still ...

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A Fantasy by Louise Gluck

A Fantasy by Louise Gluck

I'll tell you something: every day people are dying. And that's just the beginning. Every day, in funeral homes, new widows are born, new orphans. They sit with their hands ...

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Question by May Swenson

Question by May Swenson

Body my house my horse my hound what will I do when you are fallen Where will I sleep How will I ride What will I hunt Where can I go without my mount all eager and ...

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Sometime During Eternity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Sometime During Eternity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Sometime during eternity some guys show up and one of them who shows up real late is a kind of carpenter from some square-type place like Galilee and he starts wailing and ...

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A Man Said To The Universe: by Stephen Crane

A Man Said To The Universe: by Stephen Crane

A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation."

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A Dream Of Trees by Mary Oliver

A Dream Of Trees by Mary Oliver

There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees, A quiet house, some green and modest acres A little way from every troubling town, A little way from factories, schools, laments. ...

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The Phoenix Strangler by Chinedu Dike

The Phoenix Strangler by Chinedu Dike

With promise of job, he lured her into a cane field. His gentleness a veil of sanity. Lurking in his mind, a perversion of sex instinct: 'Bind her! Torture her! Kill her! ' ...

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Being With You by Heather Burns

Being With You by Heather Burns

Being with you for just awhile Shadows vanish with your smile Feeling the warmth of your touch Has come to mean so very much Like the calming of the sea Being with ...

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Death by Brandi Young

Death by Brandi Young

Death is forever So don't flirt with suicide Death is painful Stay away from knives Death is not for lovers So don't lie Death is not for me So don't even try ...

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Tested By The Fire by Mary Havran

Tested By The Fire by Mary Havran

Am I to be tested by fire? Tempered, as steel, to forge the keener blade Can I possibly survive? Emerge from the flame Purified Purged Is such searing necessary? Must all ...

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I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish

I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish

I come from there and I have memories Born as mortals are, I have a mother And a house with many windows, I have brothers, friends, And a prison cell with a cold window. Mine ...

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~ Why Hack My She ~ by MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.

~ Why Hack My She ~ by MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.

Why hack my mind? I can be bare and nude. Why do hush-hush eye scallop? My chaste boobs I can strip off veil for revel Egressing 'no-bra-look'. Why scope scoop tangently ...

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Before The Dawn by Mary Havran

Before The Dawn by Mary Havran

Before dawn wind rushes driving night’s chill westward so vestiges of darkness send shivers along my spine. Facing east I fight cold’s piercing urge to wince, and huddled ...

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To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy

To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy

The people I love the best jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight. They seem to become natives of that ...

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The Great  Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH

The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH

“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming Now for the gift welcoming loving Then to the church to bow before God And to the market to buy me a gift I have the fifty cents all for ...

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My Country by Dorothea Mackeller

My Country by Dorothea Mackeller

The love of field and coppice Of green and shaded lanes, Of ordered woods and gardens Is running in your veins. Strong love of grey-blue distance, Brown streams and soft, dim ...

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Childhood by David Bates

Childhood by David Bates

Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood, With its careless, thoughtless air, Like the verdant, tangled wildwood, Wants the training hand of care. See it springing all around us ...

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Wild Geese By Mary Oliver by Alison Cassidy

Wild Geese By Mary Oliver by Alison Cassidy

You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it ...

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Spring And Fall: To A Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring And Fall: To A Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! as the heart grows older It will ...

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The Whipping by Robert Hayden

The Whipping by Robert Hayden

The old woman across the way is whipping the boy again and shouting to the neighborhood her goodness and his wrongs. Wildly he crashes through elephant ears, pleads in ...

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Haiku (The Low Yellow…) by Jack Kerouac

Haiku (The Low Yellow…) by Jack Kerouac

The low yellow moon above the Quiet lamplit house.

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Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi

Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi

Honesty is beautiful Kindness is beautiful Intelligence is beautiful Talent is beautiful Beautiful is a romance with such abundance Beautiful are the flowers that roam the ...

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A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai

A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai

God's creation Blessed to be born in this world We all may feel that's the truth Until I read this- An abandoned baby Malnourished, hardly an year old Famine struck Skin ...

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Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris

Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris

Just beyond the sunset Someone waits for me Just beyond the sunset Lies my destiny Where the purple mountains Lie in deep tranquillity There I’ll find the treasure Of love ...

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!  A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd

! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd

'There is no grief which time does not lessen or soften' - so said Cicero, a man so often right; a Stoic, those for whom all life presents a lesson to be learned from, and ...

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Celestial Music by Louise Gluck

Celestial Music by Louise Gluck

I have a friend who still believes in heaven. Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God. She thinks someone listens in heaven. On earth she's ...

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Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Live fairy-gifts fading away, Thou ...

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