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Birthday

(16th January 1949)

I thank whatever gods may be
For all the happiness that's mine;
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Robert Service

Robert Service
Interim

The room is full of you!-As I came in
And closed the door behind me, all at once
A something in the air, intangible,
Yet stiff with meaning, struck my senses sick!-
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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Life

Life is too short
So, enjoy the moment of every sort.
Life is most precious
With the people who are glorious.
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Vansh Lalwani

Vansh Lalwani
Your Death

You lived for a short while and then you left me alone
I was not prepared for your demise
It came with its shock
And it still shocks
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Shez Whiney

Shez Whiney
I Reason, Earth Is Short

301

I reason, Earth is short—
And Anguish—absolute—
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
A Servant To Servants

I didn't make you know how glad I was
To have you come and camp here on our land.
I promised myself to get down some day
And see the way you lived, but I don't know!
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Robert Frost

Robert Frost
A Winter Night

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phœbus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
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Robert Burns

Robert Burns
Blindfolded Mind

Minds are deluded but
Not from beginning
Ignorance makes it, however
Essences of mind is crystal pure.
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Tears From The Heart.

Today I am saying good bye
With tears flowing from my heart
With a broken heart
With a creasing face
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Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
Sonnet 13

XIII

To Mr. H. Lawes, on his Aires.

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John Milton

John Milton
Anchor Song

Heh! Walk her round. Heave, ah, heave her short again!
Over, snatch her over, there, and hold her on the pawl.
Loose all sail, and brace your yards aback and full-
Ready jib to pay her off and heave short all!
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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Let Someone Ask God

Why we are blessed and cursed?
Why we are rich and poor?
Why we work and beg?

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Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
Rubaiyat 29

I long for your hug and kiss,
I want the wine that will bliss.
Let me cut the story short,
Please return, cause you I miss.
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Shams Al-din Hafiz Shirazi
The Lucky Ones

In the middle
They sit and forget
At their palm
Is every wish
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Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
The Ephemeral Of Life

Life is a long but narrow route
All travellers a day must cross
Again a short thinned passage
All welfares’ must trample upon
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Benjamin Chikezie

Benjamin Chikezie
Michael: A Pastoral Poem

If from the public way you turn your steps
Up the tumultuous brook of Green-head Ghyll,
You will suppose that with an upright path
Your feet must struggle; in such bold ascent
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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
There Is A Place For You

Stardom is for all
Not a royal seat
A place for all ages
How long it takes
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Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
The Summer Girl

The Summer girl
In peek-a-boos
And open hose
And narrow shoes,
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Sonnet 018: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
Vellore Days

Two pairs of notebook, four pairs of dress,
Matching top with footwear was a worry, BUT there was no stress.

Waking up for 8 Am class was hard, running to SJT was a pain,
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Roshni Kumari

Roshni Kumari
The Old Huntsman

I've never ceased to curse the day I signed
A seven years' bargain for the Golden Fleece.
'Twas a bad deal all round; and dear enough
It cost me, what with my daft management,
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Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon
Just Be You

Life is too short
Too short to be sad
Too short to rely on others approval
If they can't see it
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Eddah Ayuma

Eddah Ayuma
Farewell, Ungrateful Traitor!

Farewell, ungrateful traitor!
Farewell, my perjur'd swain!
Let never injur'd woman
Believe a man again.
.....
John Dryden

John Dryden
The Sonnets Cxlvi - Poor Soul, The Centre Of My Sinful Earth

Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,
My sinful earth these rebel powers array,
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
Father

He never made a fortune, or a noise
In the world where men are seeking after fame;
But he had a healthy brood of girls and boys
Who loved the very ground on which he trod.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Venus And Adonis

Even as the sun with purple-coloured face
Had ta'en his last leave of the weeping morn,
Rose-cheeked Adonis hied him to the chase;
Hunting he loved, but love he laughed to scorn.
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
Pleasure

A Short Poem or Else Not Say I

True pleasure breathes not city air,
Nor in Art's temples dwells,
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Charlotte Brontë
Life Is A Circus

A young lad blossoms from a petal,
Many challenges to come and yet to settle.
Here begins life's crazy circus,
To be happy but yet sometimes serious.
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Priyadarshini Goel

Priyadarshini Goel
The Winner

The hulk of a man with a beer in his hand looked like a drunk old fool,
And I knew that if I hit him right, I could knock him off that stool.
But everybody said, 'Watch out, that's Tiger Man McCool.
He's had a whole lot of fights, and he always come out the winner.
.....
Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein
Child, Child

Child, child, love while you can
The voice and the eyes and the soul of a man;
Never fear though it break your heart-
Out of the wound new joy will start;
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Sara Teasdale
A Song

There is a song that calls to your soul,
To your heart,
To your mind.
It sends shivers down your spine,
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Nicole Fryer

Nicole Fryer
To The Unknown Goddess

Will you conquer my heart with your beauty; my sould going out from afar?
Shall I fall to your hand as a victim of crafty and cautions shikar?

Have I met you and passed you already, unknowing, unthinking and blind?
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
The Fall Of Jock Gillespie

This fell when dinner-time was done --
'Twixt the first an' the second rub --
That oor mon Jock cam' hame again
To his rooms ahist the Club.
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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Short Speech To My Friends

A political art, let it be
tenderness, low strings the fingers
touch, or the width of autumn
climbing wider avenues, among the virtue
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Amiri Baraka
The Three Little Pigs

The animal I really dig,
Above all others is the pig.
Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
Pigs are courteous. However,
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Roald Dahl
Birthday

(16th January 1949)

I thank whatever gods may be
For all the happiness that's mine;
.....

Robert William Service
A Railroad Eclogue

Father: What brought thee back, lad?

Son: Father! the same feet
As took me brought me back, I warrant ye.
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Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor
The Roll Of The Kettledrum; Or, The Lay Of The Last Charger

“You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet,
Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone?
Of two such lessons, why forget
The nobler and the manlier one?”-Byron.
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Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Endymion: Book I

ENDYMION.

A Poetic Romance.

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John Keats

John Keats
Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
.....

Roger Mcgough
Religio Laici

Dim, as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars
To lonely, weary, wand'ring travellers,
Is reason to the soul; and as on high,
Those rolling fires discover but the sky
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John Dryden

John Dryden
Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer

This is a song to celebrate banks,
Because they are full of money and you go into them and all
you hear is clinks and clanks,
Or maybe a sound like the wind in the trees on the hills,
.....

Ogden Nash
Death Call Little Six Feet Apartment

Death calls to me;
Slowly and steadily with fear of the unknown.
My existence will be cut short by it
All that will be left of me will be memories for my loved ones,
.....
Esther Ayanlowo

Esther Ayanlowo
A Letter To One I Loved

This is my letter,
To you whom I loved,
Not long enough nor
Short enough, it's
.....
Brian Dredan

Brian Dredan
Prelude

(From _The Shepherd's Hunting_)

Seest thou not, in clearest days,
Oft thick fogs cloud Heaven's rays?
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George Wither

George Wither
Preludes

I

The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways.
.....
T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot
In Praise Of Limestone

If it form the one landscape that we, the inconstant ones,
Are consistently homesick for, this is chiefly
Because it dissolves in water. Mark these rounded slopes
With their surface fragrance of thyme and, beneath,
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W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
The Odyssey: Book 09

And Ulysses answered, “King Alcinous, it is a good thing to hear a
bard with such a divine voice as this man has. There is nothing better
or more delightful than when a whole people make merry together,
with the guests sitting orderly to listen, while the table is loaded
.....

Homer
Variations On The Word Love

This is a word we use to plug
holes with. It's the right size for those warm
blanks in speech, for those red heart-
shaped vacancies on the page that look nothing
.....

Margaret Atwood
The Poplar Field

The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade
And the whispering sound of the cool colonnade:
The winds play no longer and sing in the leaves,
Nor Ouse on his bosom their image receives.
.....
William Cowper

William Cowper