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Eloisa to Abelard
Alexander Pope
In these deep solitudes and awful cells, Where heav'nly-pensive contemplation dwells, And ever-musing melancholy reigns; What means this tumult in...Rate it:

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Forsaking All Others Part 5
Alice Duer Miller
I TRAINED nurses, trained nurses everywhere­ Trained nurses by night, trained nurses by day - In the corridors, on the stair, Looking for towels, ...Rate it:

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Here I sit with my paper…
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Here I sit with my paper, my pen my ink, First of this thing, and that thing, and t'other thing think ; I Then my thoughts come so pell and I mell ...Rate it:

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My Book
Robert William Service
Before I drink myself to death, God, let me finish up my Book! At night, I fear, I fight for breath, And wake up whiter than a spook; And crawl off...Rate it:

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Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur
Lewis Carroll
"How shall I be a poet? How shall I write in rhyme? You told me once 'the very wish Partook of the sublime.' The tell me how! Don't put me off With...Rate it:

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Resignation Pt 1
Edward Young
The days how few, how short the years Of man's too rapid race! Each leaving, as it swiftly flies, A shorter in its place. They who the...Rate it:

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Satire II
John Donne
Sir; though (I thanke God for it) I do hate Perfectly all this towne, yet there's one state In all ill things so excellently best, That hate, to...Rate it:

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Take Back the Virgin Page
Thomas Moore
Written on Returning a Blank Book Take back the virgin page, White and unwritten still; Some hand, more calm and sage, The leaf must fill. Tho...Rate it:

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That One Reader
Kurt Philip Behm
I don’t write for other poets, God condemn me if I do My words all gifted freely, to those searching hard and true I don’t write for academics, a...Rate it:

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The Aeneid (excerpts)
Gavin Douglas
-0- Laude, honor, prasingis, thankis infynite -0- To the, and thi dulce ornate fresch endite, -0- Mast reverend Virgill, of Latyne poetis...Rate it:

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The Appology
Anne Kingsmill Finch
'Tis true I write and tell me by what Rule I am alone forbid to play the fool To follow through the Groves a wand'ring Muse And fain'd Idea's for m...Rate it:

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The Black Bordered Letter
Henry Lawson
An’ SO ’e’s dead in London, An’ answered to the call, An’ trotted through the Long Street, With ’earse an’ plumes an’ all? We was village boys an’ ...Rate it:

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The City of Dreadful Night
James Thomson
Per me si va nella citta dolente. --Dante Poi di tanto adoprar, di tanti moti D'ogni celeste, ogni terrena cosa, Girando senza posa, Per tornar s...Rate it:

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The Greatest Poet
Bobby Gardner
The Greatest Poet (We Will All Agree...) by Robert C Gardner I would love to write a story, Of life that never dies. Of love that's never ending,...Rate it:

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The Poet And The Baby
Paul Laurence Dunbar
How's a man to write a sonnet, can you tell,-- How's he going to weave the dim, poetic spell,-- When a-toddling on the floor Is the muse he must ad...Rate it:

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Ultima Thule: The Iron Pen
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I thought this Pen would arise From the casket where it lies-- Of itself would arise and write My thanks and my surprise. When you gave it me und...Rate it:

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Willard Fluke
Edgar Lee Masters
My wife lost her health, And dwindled until she weighed scarce ninety pounds. Then that woman, whom the men Styled Cleopatra, came along. And we --...Rate it:

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Three Songs To The Same Tune
William Butler Yeats
I GRANDFATHER sang it under the gallows: ' Hear, gentlemen, ladies, and all mankind: Money is good and a girl might be better. But good strong blow...Rate it:

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The virgin language is only for your eyes
Hassan Hegazy Hassan
The virgin language is only for your eyes By : Mokhtar Issa..( October 2003) Translated by : Hassan Hegazy Hassan ( Egypt ) *** The virgin langu...Rate it:

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Ferdinando and Elvira
William Schwenck Gilbert
PART I. At a pleasant evening party I had taken down to supper One whom I will call ELVIRA, and we talked of love and TUPPER, MR. TUPPER and the ...Rate it:

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The Travelling Post Office
Andrew Barton Paterson
The roving breezes come and go, the reed-beds sweep and sway, The sleepy river murmers low,and loiters on its way, It is the land of lots o'time ...Rate it:

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From an Outpost
Leslie Coulson
I've tramped South England up and down Down Dorset way, down Devon way, Through every little ancient town Down Dorset way, down Devon way. I mi...Rate it:

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The Booker Washington Trilogy
Vachel Lindsay
I. A NEGRO SERMON:—SIMON LEGREE (To be read in your own variety of negro dialect.) Legree's big house was white and green. His cotton-fields were...Rate it:

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A Letter
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Dear Miss Lucy: I been t'inkin' dat I 'd write you long fo' dis, But dis writin' 's mighty tejous, an' you know jes' how it is. But I 's got a litt...Rate it:

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Honours - Part1
Jean Ingelow
A Scholar is musing on his want of success. To strive—and fail. Yes, I did strive and fail; I set mine eyes upon a certain night To find a cert...Rate it:

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