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Ghost House by Robert Frost

Ghost House I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls, And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. O’er ruined … Continue reading

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Dying By Emily Dickinson (1830—1886)

Dying I heard a fly buzz when I died; The stillness round my form Was like the stillness in the air Between the heaves of storm. The eyes beside had wrung them dry, And breaths were gathering sure For that … Continue reading

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Within the Circuit of This Plodding Life by Henry David Thoreau

Within the Circuit of This Plodding Life Within the circuit of this plodding life There enter moments of an azure hue, Untarnished fair as is the violet Or anemone, when the spring strews them By some meandering rivulet, which make … Continue reading

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To the Virgins, to make much of Time By Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

To the Virgins, to make much of Time By Robert Herrick (1591-1674) GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the … Continue reading

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To Be In Love By Gwendolyn Brooks

To Be In Love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well. You look at things Through his eyes. A cardinal is red. A sky is blue. Suddenly you know he knows too. He … Continue reading

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O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! By: Walt Whitman O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, … Continue reading

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The Ballad Of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (Happy St. Patricks Day)

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like … Continue reading

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