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Percy Bysshe Shelley Poem
The Sensitive Plant
 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

PART 1.
A Sensitive Plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light.
And closed them beneath the kisses of Night.

And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
...

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Steven L. Rowley: John Steinbeck, in full John Ernst Steinbeck, (born February 27, 1902, Salinas, California—died December 20, 1968, New York, New York), American novelist, best known for The Grapes of Wrath (1939). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1962.

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Teun de Ridder: 5 of 5 stars to East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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  • 02/28/1909 - Stephen Spender - English author and poet (d. 1995)
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  • 02/28/1812 - Berthold Auerbach - German poet and author (d. 1882)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 02/28/1869 - Alphonse de Lamartine - French author and poet (b. 1790)