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William Stafford Poems

  • Walking West
    Anyone with quiet pace who
    walks a gray road in the West
    may hear a badger underground where
    in deep flint another time is ...
  • Waking At 3 A.m.
    Even in the cave of the night when you
    wake and are free and lonely,
    neglected by others, discarded, loved only
    by what doesn't matter--even in that ...
  • Bi-focal
    Sometimes up out of this land
    a legend begins to move.
    Is it a coming near
    of something under love? ...
  • An Oregon Message
    When we first moved here, pulled
    the trees in around us, curled
    our backs to the wind, no one
    had ever hit the moonâ??no one. ...
  • Bess
    Ours are the streets where Bess first met her
    cancer. She went to work every day past the
    secure houses. At her job in the library
    she arranged better and better flowers, and when ...
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World 10 Life 10 Away 9 Deep 9 People 8 Night 8 Place 8 Home 7 River 7 Long 7


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  • Hunky_dory7: when i met my muse - william stafford - my poetic side
  • Staffordsport: easter holiday clubs blessed william howard school, stafford tuesday 6th april -friday 9th april monday 12th april - friday 16th april 8.30am-5.30pm £19 or 10am-4pm £16
  • Justinwhiteva: “everyone is born a poet - a person discovering the way words sound and work, caring and delighting in words. i just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. the real question is why did other people stop?” william stafford
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Lay His Sword By His Side
 by Thomas Moore

Lay his sword by his side -- it hath served him too well
Not to rest near his pillow below;
To the last moment true, from his hand ere it fell,
Its point was still turn'd to a flying foe.
Fellow-labourers in life, let them slumber in death,
Side by side, as becomes the reposing brave --
That sword which he loved still unbroke in its sheath,
And himself unsubdued in his grave.
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