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The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
that whispers all day long,
'I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.'
.....
Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein
55 Years Of His Existence.

There is blood, There is blood.
In that blood he sees 55 years of his existence.
Blood graces the white floor just as failure graces his existence.
He look long back in his life, He sees a 16 year old to love his loved ones forever.
.....
Riya Saluja

Riya Saluja
The Orphan

Alone, alone! - no other face
Wears kindred smile, kindred line;
And yet they say my mother's eyes.
They say my father's brow, is mine;
.....

Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Remembrances

The anniversary of great heroes were observed,
For their unwavering service,
Thinking for the good causes,
Scarifying ones happiness on others.
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
What If

WHAT IF

What if,
our fore parent had not eaten the forbidden fruit
.....
Paciolo Pen Saint

Paciolo Pen Saint
Take Me There By Reatlegile "cea" Marumolwa

Take me there
I will give you what you seek
I will help you to help yourself with this loose change
I will pay before I reach my destination
.....
Reatlegile Marumolwa

Reatlegile Marumolwa
On Snow

From Heaven I fall, though from earth I begin,
No lady alive can show such a skin.
I'm bright as an angel, and light as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together.
.....
Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift
To A Mountain Daisy

ON TURNING ONE DOWN WITH THE PLOUGH, IN APRIL, 1786

Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flow'r,
Thou's met me in an evil hour;
.....
Robert Burns

Robert Burns
To T.l.h.

A CHILD


Model of thy parent dear,
.....
Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb
My Birthday

A dozen years since in this house what commotion,
What bustle, what stir, and what joyful ado;
Every soul in the family at my devotion,
When into the world I came twelve years ago.
.....
Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb
Adonais

I weep for Adonais-he is dead!
O, weep for Adonais! though our tears
Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head!
And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years
.....
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Child Of The Islands - Winter

I.

ERE the Night cometh! On how many graves
Rests, at this hour, their first cold winter's snow!
.....
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
To Hope

When by my solitary hearth I sit,
And hateful thoughts enwrap my soul in gloom;
When no fair dreams before my “mind's eye” flit,
And the bare heath of life presents no bloom;
.....
John Keats

John Keats
The Unknown Citizen

(To JS/07/M/378/ This Marble Monument
Is Erected by the State)

He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
.....
W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
The Fudges In England. Letter Vii. From Miss Fanny Fudge, To Her Cousin, Miss Kitty ----.

IRREGULAR ODE.

Bring me the slumbering souls of flowers,
While yet, beneath some northern sky,
.....
Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore
The Adieu. Written Under The Impression That The Author Would Soon Die.

1.

Adieu, thou Hill! [1] where early joy
Spread roses o'er my brow;
.....

George Gordon Byron
Nonpareil

Let others from the Town retire,
And in the fields seek new delight;
My Phillis does such joys inspire,
No other objects please my sight.
.....
Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior
Victoria

The lark went up, the mower whet his scythe,
On golden meads kine ruminating lay,
And all the world felt young again and blithe,
Just as to-day.
.....

Alfred Austin
A Hidden Life

Proudly the youth, sudden with manhood crowned,
Went walking by his horses, the first time,
That morning, to the plough. No soldier gay
Feels at his side the throb of the gold hilt
.....
George Macdonald

George Macdonald
The Eagle.

Nature, what heart may here by thee,
Most truly brave be styled?
The tender mother's it must be,
When struggling for her child!
.....
William Hayley

William Hayley
The Leaf

It came with spring's soft sun and showers,
Mid bursting buds and blushing flowers;
It flourished on the same light stem,
It drank the same clear dews with them.
.....

Sam G. Goodrich
Hyperion: Book Ii

Just at the self-same beat of Time's wide wings
Hyperion slid into the rustled air,
And Saturn gain'd with Thea that sad place
Where Cybele and the bruised Titans mourn'd.
.....
John Keats

John Keats
The Grateful Snake.

Ingratitude! of earth the shame!
Thou monster, at whose hated name,
The nerves of kindness ake;
Would I could drive thee from mankind,
.....
William Hayley

William Hayley
The Human Face

I. Soon

Of all the springtimes of the world
This one is the ugliest
.....

Paul Eluard
Solomon

As thro' the Psalms from theme to theme I chang'd,
Methinks like Eve in Paradice I rang'd;
And ev'ry grace of song I seem'd to see,
As the gay pride of ev'ry season, she.
.....
Thomas Parnell

Thomas Parnell
The Offer

'Tell me, would you rather be
Changed by a fairy to the fine
Young orphan heiress Geraldine,
Or still be Emily?
.....
Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb
Philemon

Ye blooming youth, possest of every grace,
Which can delight the eye, or please the ear,
Who boast a polish'd mind and faultless face,
Awhile the councils of Philemon hear!
.....
Matilda Betham

Matilda Betham
The Cotter's Saturday Night

INSCRIBED TO ROBERT AIKEN, ESQ.

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys and destiny obscure;
.....
Robert Burns

Robert Burns
The Deserted Village

Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visits paid,
And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed:
.....
Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith
The Cottage

The house my earthly parent left
My heavenly parent still throws down,
For 'tis of air and sun bereft,
Nor stars its roof with beauty crown.
.....

Jones Very
Moeurs Contemporaines

I

Mr. Styrax 1
Mr. Hecatomb Styrax, the owner of a large estate and of large muscles,
.....
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound
Friendship

Friendship! peculiar boon of Heaven,
The noble mind's delight and pride,
To men and angels only given,
To all the lower world denied.
.....
Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson
Recalled

Long after there were none of them alive
About the place-where there is now no place
But a walled hole where fruitless vines embrace
Their parent skeletons that yet survive
.....
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Tale V

THE PATRON.

A Borough-Bailiff, who to law was train'd,
A wife and sons in decent state maintain'd,
.....
George Crabbe

George Crabbe
Tale Xvi

THE CONFIDANT.

Anna was young and lovely--in her eye
The glance of beauty, in her cheek the dye:
.....
George Crabbe

George Crabbe
Editha

Breathing the violet-scented gale,
Near to a river's limpid source,
Which, through a wide-extended vale,
Wound slowly on its sleeping course,
.....
Matilda Betham

Matilda Betham
The Choir Invisible

Oh, may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence; live
In pulses stirred to generosity,
.....

George Eliot
The Creole Girl; Or, The Physician-s Story

I.

SHE came to England from the island clime
Which lies beyond the far Atlantic wave;
.....
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
Epigram

On parent knees, a naked new-born child,
Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled:
So live, that sinking to thy life's last sleep,
Calm thou may'st smile, whilst all around thee weep.
.....
Sir William Jones

Sir William Jones
December

While snow the window-panes bedim,
The fire curls up a sunny charm,
Where, creaming o'er the pitcher's rim,
The flowering ale is set to warm;
.....
John Clare

John Clare
Tale Viii

THE MOTHER.

There was a worthy, but a simple Pair,
Who nursed a Daughter, fairest of the fair:
.....
George Crabbe

George Crabbe
To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of State

Hail, happy day, when, smiling like the morn,
Fair Freedom rose New-England to adorn:
The northern clime beneath her genial ray,
Dartmouth, congratulates thy blissful sway:
.....
Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley
The Adieu

Written Under The Impression That The Author Would Soon Die.


Adieu, thou Hill! where early joy
.....

George Gordon Byron
Sheridan

Embalm'd in fame, and sacred from decay,
What mighty name, in arms, in arts, or verse,
From England claims this consecrated day.
Her nobles crowding round the shadowy hearse?
.....
Thomas Gent

Thomas Gent
The Yellow Violet

When beechen buds begin to swell,
And woods the blue-bird's warble know,
The yellow violet's modest bell
Peeps from the last year's leaves below.
.....
William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant
Power

Power that is not of God, however great,
Is but the downward rushing and the glare
Of a swift meteor that hath lost its share
In the one impulse which doth animate
.....
George Macdonald

George Macdonald
Two Gardens In Linndale

Two brothers, Oakes and Oliver,
Two gentle men as ever were,
Would roam no longer, but abide
In Linndale, where their fathers died,
.....
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Iliad: Book 01

Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought
countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send
hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs
and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the
.....

Homer
To Hon Jesse Holdom Of Chicago, On Receipt Of His Picture And That Of His Baby In His Arms

Far from the great lake's pride,
Over the ocean vast,
Two faces picture, side by side,
The future and the past.
.....
John L. Stoddard

John L. Stoddard
Little Girlie Good Enough

Little Girlie Good Enough
Lives right there across the street;
Neater than a powder-puff,
Yes she is, and just as sweet:
.....
Madison Julius Cawein

Madison Julius Cawein