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Portrait of a Lady

Thou hast committed— Fornication: but that was in another country, And besides, the wench is dead. The Jew of Malta. I Among the smoke and fog of a December afternoon You have the scene arrange itself—as it will seem to do— Wi...

by T. S. Eliot

added by halel
1 day ago
La Figlia Che Piange

O quam te memorem virgo Stand on the highest pavement of the stair— Lean on a garden urn— Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair— Clasp your flowers to you with a pained surprise— Fling them to the ground and turn With a fugitive resentment ...

by T. S. Eliot

added by halel
1 day ago
Love's Breath

You Yes, only you You are reading this You should know You are coming Closer and closer To the depth of my heart Every day Every hour Every minute And every second Even though Knowing nothing Just feeling Your magic love That belongs to the heart ...

by Ehsan Sehgal

added by anonymous
1 day ago
If You Should Go

Love, leave me like the light, The gently passing day; We would not know, but for the night, When it has slipped away. So many hopes have fled, Have left me but the name Of what they were. When love is dead, Go thou, beloved, the same. Go quietl...

by Countee Cullen

added by halel
1 day ago
I Have a Rendezvous With Life

I have a rendezvous with Life, In days I hope will come, Ere youth has sped, and strength of mind, Ere voices sweet grow dumb. I have a rendezvous with Life, When Spring's first heralds hum. Sure some would cry it's better far To crown their days ...

by Countee Cullen

added by halel
1 day ago
My Hermitage

Between me and the noise of strife Are walls of mountains set with pine; The dusty, care-strewn paths of life Lead not to this retreat of mine. I hear the morning wind awake Beyond the purple height, And, in the growing lig...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
Spring in Tulwa Thlocco

*Tulwa Thlocco—A large settlement of people. This settlement lies on the north side of the Oktahatchee. Thro’ the vine-embowered portal blows The fragrant breath of summer-time; Far, the river, brightly winding, goes With murmurs falli...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
The Call of the Wild

I’m tired of the gloom In a four-walled room; Heart-weary, I sigh For the open sky, And the solitude Of the greening wood; Where the bluebirds call, And the sunbeams fall, And the daisies lure The soul to be pure. I...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
On Viewing the Skull and Bones of a Wolf

How savage, fierce and grim! His bones are bleached and white. But what is death to him? He grins as if to bite. He mocks the fate That bade, ''Begone.'' There's fierceness stamped In ev'ry bone. Let silence settle from the ...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
Coyote

A few days more, and then There’ll be no secret glen, Or hollow, deep and dim, To hide or shelter him. And on the prairie far, Beneath the beacon star On evening’s dark’ning shore, I’ll hear him nevermore. For where the tepee smoke Curled up of ...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
The Dew and the Bird

There is more glory in a drop of dew, That shineth only for an hour, Than there is in the pomp of earth’s great Kings Within the noonday of their power. There is more sweetness in a single strain That falleth from a wild bird’s throat...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
On the Capture and Imprisonment of Crazy Snake, January, 1900

Down with him! chain him! bind him fast! Slam to the iron door and turn the key! The one true Creek, perhaps the last To dare declare, “You have wronged me!” Defiant, stoical, silent, Suffers imprisonment! Such coarse black hair! such...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago
A Vision of Rest

Some day this quest Shall cease; Some day, For aye, This heart shall rest In peace. Sometimes—ofttimes—I almost feel The calm upon my senses steal, So soft, and all but hear The dead leaves rustle near And sign...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
1 day ago

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