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The Exposed Nest by Robert Frost

You were forever finding some new play. So when I saw you down on hands and knees In the meadow, busy with the new-cut hay,…

Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats

Thou still unravished bride of quietness! Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flow’ry tale more sweetly than…

Poem Sample “Wall Street at Night”

Long, vast shapes cooled and flushed with darkness lidless windows glazed with a flashing luster from a little, pert café chirping up like a sparrow.…

“Revised Evening”

light passes ridge to ridge flower to flower the hepaticas widespread under the light grow faint the petals reach inward blue tips bend toward the…

“Work” by Elizabeth Browning

What are we set on earth for? Say, to toil; Nor seek to leave thy tending of the vines For all the heat o’ the…

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.…

Tanka

Tanka is a form of poetry from Japan, using only 5 lines of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables respectively. Tanka usually express emotions about a lover or a…


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