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    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven By W. B. Yeats

    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams...
    farfalla12 farfalla12
    36-40, F
    May 27, 2012

    The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

    The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost -- Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the...
    farfalla12 farfalla12
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 27, 2012

    Perfect Cadence

    In the valley of maroon pearls, Nature sings with perfect pitch, While white roses and beautiful girls, Roaming around in circles and twirls. The trees wave to the open roofed sky, Rivers lay back and float in peace, People in cars, watch as the birds fly high, Friendly dogs...
    Daveokay Daveokay
    22-25, M
    Nov 22, 2010

    Calmly we walk through this April's day,

    by Delmore Schwartz Calmly we walk through this April's day, Metropolitan poetry here and there, In the park sit pauper and rentier, The screaming children, the motor-car Fugitive about us, running away, Between the worker and the millionaire Number provides all distances, It...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    The Solitary Reaper By William Wordsworth

    The Solitary Reaper Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! for the Vale profound Is overflowing with the sound...
    farfalla12 farfalla12
    36-40, F
    May 27, 2012

    Kahlil Gibran On Children

    Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own...
    OtherVoices OtherVoices
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2011

    And Death Shall Have No Dominion,

    by Dylan Thomas And death shall have no dominion. Dead man naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    Ode To The Confederate Dead By Allen Tate

    Ode to the Confederate Dead by Allen Tate Row after row with strict impunity The headstones yield their names to the element, The wind whirrs without recollection; In the riven troughs the splayed leaves Pile up, of nature the casual sacrament To the seasonal eternity of...
    menelaeus menelaeus
    66-70, M
    Oct 30, 2013

    A Fave By Bukowski

    Out of the arms of one love...   out of the arms of one love and into the arms of another   I have been saved from dying on the cross by a lady who smokes pot writes songs and stories, and is much kinder than the last, much much kinder, and the sex is just as...
    Fiammetta Fiammetta
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2009

    Tomorrow

    TomorrowIf I knew this would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew this would be the last time I'd see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and a kiss and call you back for one more...
    catherine2358 catherine2358
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2010

    I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud By Wordsworth (daffodils)

    I wandered lonely as a cloud I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And...
    farfalla12 farfalla12
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2012

    Looking For Truth

    Change has come and gone the battle still goes on. I know I am better for trying to find my treasure Must keep on looking for my ship over the horizon Only left to wonder will it ever come In years gone by I wanted the cargo of my ship to carry silver and gold Only now...
    stormfree stormfree
    51-55, M
    Feb 17, 2013

    The Man In The Glass

     The Man In The Glass Anonymous When you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a day,Just go to the mirror and look at yourselfAnd see what that man has to say.For it isn’t your father or mother or wifeWhose judgment upon you must...
    catherine2358 catherine2358
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2010

    Dulce Et Decorum Est

    Ever since I read and heard this poem in secondary school for my GCSE's I have fallen in love with it.It may well be a war poem from WW1 but it is so deep and heart felt it is incredible and the author of this poem - Wilfred Owen, was a master at writing such in depth poetry from...
    mcphoenix mcphoenix
    22-25, M
    Jun 20, 2011

    When Truly Dispirited and Discouraged, I Look to Yeats...

    The Second Coming     Turning and turning in the widening gyre     The falcon cannot hear the falconer;     Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;     Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,     The blood-dimmed...
    WraithSword WraithSword
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2009
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