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  • Who's Who
    A shilling life will give you all the facts:
    How Father beat him, how he ran away,
    What were the struggles of his youth, what acts
    Made him the greatest figure of his day;...
  • Voltaire At Ferney
    Almost happy now, he looked at his estate.
    An exile making watches glanced up as he passed,
    And went on working; where a hospital was rising fast
    A joiner touched his cap; an agent came to tell...
  • Three Short Poems
    “The underground roads
    Are, as the dead prefer them,
    Always tortuous.”
  • 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...
  • The Two
    You are the town and we are the clock.
    We are the guardians of the gate in the rock.
    The Two.
    On your left and on your right...
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Away 11 Never 10 I Love You 10 Love 10 Night 9 Time 8 World 8 Sky 8 Life 7 Children 7

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Jacodypress: “murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.” w. h. auden
Casa_de_cadejo: "out on the lawn i lie in bed, vega conspicuous overhead in the windless nights of june, as congregated leaves complete their day's activity; my feet point to the rising moon. lucky, this point in time and space is chosen as my working-place" - w. h. auden
M_b_a: "if equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me." —w. h. auden, "the more loving one"
Veronicagmarti2: "you need not see what someone is doing to know if it is his vocation, you have only to watch his eyes...“ — w.h. auden.
Crimaiota: "evil is always unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed, and eats at our table."(w.h. auden)(s1e12)
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