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The African (also known as The African Prince)
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
IT was a king in Africa, He had an only son; And none of Europe's crowned kings Could have a dearer one. With good cane arrows five feet long, An...Rate it:

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The Elephant Is Slow to Mate
David Herbert Lawrence
The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate; he finds a female, they show no haste they wait for the sympathy in their vast shy hearts slowl...Rate it:

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Mercury And The Elephant
Anne Kingsmill Finch
As Merc'ry travell'd thro' a Wood, (Whose Errands are more Fleet than Good) An Elephant before him lay, That much encumber'd had the Way: The M...Rate it:

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L'Éléphant
Guillaume Apollinaire
Comme un éléphant son ivoire, J'ai en bouche un bien précieux. Pourpre mort !.. J'achète ma gloire Au prix des mots mélodieux. Rate it:

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The Elephant
Hilaire Belloc
When people call this beast to mind, They marvel more and more At such a little tail behind, So large a trunk before. Rate it:

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To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
Phillis Wheatley
TO show the lab'ring bosom's deep intent, And thought in living characters to paint, When first thy pencil did those beauties give, And breathing f...Rate it:

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African Eyes
Joseph Michael Petrou
We're standing as equal today's white man, with hungry eyes, computer at hand, but as I remember the days we had, when you were keeping the whip in...Rate it:

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African Interlude
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
I t'inkin' da war now go for stop Between Black Sammo, da slush, An' Nicko, da boss of da fry-fish shop. All sound of da conflic' hush Since da cor...Rate it:

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The African Chief
William Cullen Bryant
Chained in the market-place he stood, A man of giant frame, Amid the gathering multitude That shrunk to hear his name-- All stern of look and stron...Rate it:

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Two Kopjes
Rudyard Kipling
(Made Yeomanry towards End of Boer War) Only two African kopjes, Only the cart-tracks that wind Empty and open between 'em, Only the Trans...Rate it:

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The Incubus
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Who wants a nice white elephant, Quite fit in wind and limb? An ornament for any gent Who can find use for him. It won't pay us to kill the cuss; B...Rate it:

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The Parliament Of Fowles
Geoffrey Chaucer
Here begynyth the Parlement of Foulys THE PROEM The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp th...Rate it:

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Little Aggie
Marriott Edgar
When Joe Dove took his elephants out on the road He made each one hold fast with his trunk To the tail of the elephant walking in front To stop the...Rate it:

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La Serpent Qui Danse (The Dancing Serpent)
Charles Baudelaire
Que j'aime voir, chère indolente, De ton corps si beau, Comme une étoffe vacillante, Miroiter la peau! Sur ta chevelure profonde Aux âcres parfums...Rate it:

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Masnawi
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
In the prologue to the Masnavi Rumi hailed Love and its sweet madness that heals all infirmities, and he exhorted the reader to burst the bonds to ...Rate it:

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In The Fashion
Alan Alexander Milne
A lion has a tail and a very fine tail And so has an elephant and so has a whale, And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail- They’ve all got tails...Rate it:

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At the Zoo
Alan Alexander Milne
There are lions and roaring tigers, and enormous camels and things, There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons, and a great big bear with wings. There's a so...Rate it:

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Beast and Man in India
Rudyard Kipling
They killed a Child to please the Gods In Earth's young penitence, And I have bled in that Babe's stead Because of innocence. I bear the sins of s...Rate it:

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Tails
Alan Alexander Milne
A lion has a tail and a very fine tail, And so has an elephant, and so has a whale, And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail– They’ve all got t...Rate it:

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Sweet Meat Has Sour Sauce; Or, The Slave-Trader In The Dumps
William Cowper
A trader I am to the African shore, But since that my trading is like to be o'er, I'll sing you a song that you ne'er heard before, Which nobody ...Rate it:

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AFRICA'S [PLIGHT AND ASSURANCE
EZEBULUNWO PRUDENCE UYODHU
Large in population Diverse in culture Are we African's Loving and caring Were we African's The Africa I knew Is now the Africa in news Africa of...Rate it:

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A Tribute to Henry M. Stanley
William Topaz McGonagall
Welcome, thrice welcome, to the city of Dundee, The great African explorer Henry M Stanley, Who went out to Africa its wild regions to explore, And...Rate it:

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Ayin Nedivah ('Generous Eye'): Qasida for Solomon Ibn Ghiyyat
Yehudah HaLevi
I can’t stop crying. My eyes are like peddler women. What they buy is: you are gone. What they sell is: tears, And business is good: Enough tears f...Rate it:

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How the Melbourne Cup was Won
Henry Kendall
In the beams of a beautiful day, Made soft by a breeze from the sea, The horses were started away, The fleet-footed thirty and three; Where beauty,...Rate it:

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On a Spanish Cathedral
Henry Kendall
DEEP under the spires of a hill, by the feet of the thunder-cloud trod, I pause in a luminous, still, magnificent temple of God! At the steps of th...Rate it:

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