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Descent and Defeat
Georg Trakl
To Karl Borromaus Heinrich Over the white fishpond The wild birds have blown away. An icy wind drifts from our stars at evening. Over our gr...Rate it:

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Slow and Reluctant Was the Long Descent
George Santayana
Slow and reluctant was the long descent, With many farewell pious looks behind, And dumb misgivings where the path might wind, And questionings ...Rate it:

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The Descent Of The Muses
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nine sisters, beautiful in form and face, Came from their convent on the shining heights Of Pierus, the mountain of delights, To dwell among the pe...Rate it:

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On The Descent Into Hell Of Ezzelino Di Napoli
Walter Savage Landor
Rejoice, ye nations! one is dead By whom ten thousand hearts have bled. Widows and orphans, raise your voice . . One voice, ye prostrate peoples, r...Rate it:

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Defeat?
Francis William Lauderdale Adams
WHO is it speaks of defeat? — I tell you a Cause like ours Is greater than defeat can know; It is the power of powers! As surely as the earth rolls...Rate it:

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My Portion is Defeat—today
Emily Dickinson
My Portion is Defeat—today— A paler luck than Victory— Less Paeans—fewer Bells— The Drums don't follow Me—with tunes— Defeat—a somewhat slower—mean...Rate it:

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Time's Defeat
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Time has made conquest of so many things That once were mine. Swift-footed, eager youth That ran to meet the years; bold brigand health, That broke...Rate it:

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I Won For Defeat
Ehsan Sehgal
As I remember that I ever dreamed A life, which would hold Love, sincerity, and devotion For a unique one, Who would match, With my thoughts, chara...Rate it:

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The Defeat Of Life
Ehsan Sehgal
Today is the day Of my birthday The life journey perseveres However, I have left the hopes I have also escaped, From all my dreams The truth appear...Rate it:

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I Carry Every Defeat
Ehsan Sehgal
I feel your sympathies Like the debt I hide all my grief With my smiles I always think How to care for Your heart feeling Not to hurt I carry every...Rate it:

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A Song of Defeat
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The line breaks and the guns go under, The lords and the lackeys ride the plain; I draw deep breaths of the dawn and thunder, And the whole of m...Rate it:

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The Last Defeat
Edith Nesbit
Across the field of day In sudden blazon lay The pallid bar of gold Borne on the shield of day. Night had endured so long, And now the Day grew str...Rate it:

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Clay’s Defeat
George Moses Horton
'Tis the hope of the noble defeated; The aim of the marksman is vain; The wish of destruction completed, The soldier eternally slain. When win...Rate it:

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lesson by defeat
kirkdaughter
How does it feel to lose? how does it feel to be all empty inside? stomach drops to your knees how embarrassing are they looking at me ? are they...Rate it:

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To A Gentleman And Lady On The Death Of The Lady's Brother And Sister, And A Child Of The Name Of Avis, Aged One Year
Phillis Wheatley
ON Death's domain intent I fix my eyes, Where human nature in vast ruin lies: With pensive mind I search the drear abode, Where the great conqu'ror...Rate it:

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Bruadar And Smith And Glinn
Douglas Hyde
Bruadar and Smith and Glinn, Amen, dear God, I pray, May they lie low in waves of woe, And tortures slow each day! Amen! Bruadar and Smith an...Rate it:

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The Young Rat And His Dam, The Cock And The Cat
Anne Kingsmill Finch
No Cautions of a Matron, Old and Sage, Young Rattlehead to Prudence cou'd engage; But forth the Offspring of her Bed wou'd go, Nor reason gave, ...Rate it:

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The Triumphs Of Philamore And Amoret. To The Noblest Of Our Youth And Best Of Friends, Charles Cotton, Esquire. Being At Berisford, At His House In Straffordshire. From London. A Poem
Richard Lovelace
Sir, your sad absence I complain, as earth Her long-hid spring, that gave her verdures birth, Who now her cheerful aromatick head Shrinks in her co...Rate it:

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Book Thirteenth [Imagination And Taste, How Impaired And Restored Concluded]
William Wordsworth
FROM Nature doth emotion come, and moods Of calmness equally are Nature's gift: This is her glory; these two attributes Are sister horns that const...Rate it:

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Commit This Sin. Again And Again And Again.
Nikhil Parekh
O! Yes. Entirely and Unstoppably passionate was I. After the inscrutably teasing tresses in your ravishing hair; which inevitably compelled my fing...Rate it:

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Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever: Book IV. - The Creation of Angels and of Men
Edward Henry Bickersteth
O tears, ye rivulets that flow profuse Forth from the fountains of perennial love, Love, sympathy, and sorrow, those pure springs Welling in secret...Rate it:

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Book Twelfth [Imagination And Taste, How Impaired And Restored ]
William Wordsworth
LONG time have human ignorance and guilt Detained us, on what spectacles of woe Compelled to look, and inwardly oppressed With sorrow, disappointme...Rate it:

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Bone and Sinew and Brain
John Boyle O'Reilly
YE white-maned waves of the Western Sea, That ride and roll to the strand, Ye strong-winged birds, never forced a-lee By the gales that sweep to...Rate it:

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The King and Queen and I
Henry Lawson
Oh, Scotty, have you visited the Picture Gallery, And did you see the portraits of the King and Queen and me? The portraits made by Longstaff, and ...Rate it:

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Hay and Hell and Booligal
Andrew Barton Paterson
"You come and see me, boys," he said; "You'll find a welcome and a bed And whisky any time you call; Although our township hasn't got The name ...Rate it:

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