Journey’s End by J. R. R. Tolkien

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In western lands beneath the Sun The flowers may rise in Spring, The trees may bud, the waters run, The merry finches sing. Or there maybe ’tis cloudless night, And swaying branches bear The Elven-stars as jewels white Amid their … Read More

The Hug by Thom Gunn

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The Hug by Thom Gunn It was your birthday, we had drunk and dined Half of the night with our old friend Who’d showed us in the end To a bed I reached in one drunk stride. Already I lay … Read More

The Day You Love by Emilie Autumn

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Remember and tell me, the day you love Behind a veil of tears How dreams as these you dreamt not of And thought to pass your years More peaceably than others do Devoid of common pain Your own company pleased … Read More

ee Cummings – in time of daffodils

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in time of daffodils(who know the goal of living is to grow) forgetting why,remember how in time of lilacs who proclaim the aim of waking is to dream, remember so(forgetting seem) in time of roses(who amaze our now and here … Read More

Bluebird by Charles Bukowski

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there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you. there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get … Read More

Pablo Neruda – Love Sonnet XLV

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Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because — because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is long and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station when the trains are … Read More

So That You Will Hear Me by Pablo Neruda

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…You occupy everything, you occupy everything… So That You Will Hear Me by Pablo Neruda. So that you will hear me my words sometimes grow thin as the tracks of the gulls on the beaches. Necklace, drunken bell for your … Read More

A Dream Girl by Carl Sandburg

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You will come one day in a waver of love, Tender as dew, impetuous as rain, The tan of the sun will be on your skin, The purr of the breeze in your murmuring speech, You will pose with a … Read More

Without warning by Sappho

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Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ghost by Emilie Autumn

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Ghost, Did you know sometimes it frightens me when you say my name and I can’t see you will you ever learn to materialize before you speak impetuous boy, if that’s what you really are how many centuries since you’ve … Read More

TED Talks, Helen Fisher: Why we love, why we cheat

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This is an excellent look into the mechanics and effects of romantic love and attachment. Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic – love – and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with … Read More

JRR Tolkien – I Sit and Think

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I Sit and Think I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and … Read More

William Butler Yeats – To A Young Girl

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My dear, my dear, I know More than another What makes your heart beat so; Not even your own mother Can know it as I know, Who broke my heart for her When the wild thought, That she denies And … Read More

Search Party by Mark R Slaughter

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You touched my tongue, With yours – blending buds, Kindling minds, racing worlds, Unifying two lovers – one body. Tongues wrestled violently, Fluidly, in fluid – Juice flowed, fluidity rousing – Endorphin storms erupted. Hearts raged, blood gorged Cock, clit, … Read More

Richard Lovelace – Tell Me Not, Sweet, I Am Unkind

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Richard Lovelace – Tell Me Not, Sweet, I Am Unkind Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind For, from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast, and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I … Read More

Life is like a box of Crayons… quote by John Mayer

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Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got … Read More

Emily Dickinson – Why do they shut me out of heaven?

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Why — do they shut me out of Heaven? Did I sing — too loud? But — I can sing a little “Minor,” Timid as a Bird! Wouldn’t the angels try me — Just — once more — Just — … Read More

Let me not to the marriage of true minds – Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

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Let me not to the marriage of true minds – Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments; love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the … Read More

My Pretty Rose Tree by William Blake

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My Pretty Rose Tree by William Blake A flower was offered to me: Such a flower as May never bore. But I said “I’ve a Pretty Rose-tree”, And I passed the sweet flower o’er. Then I went to my Pretty … Read More

Charles Bukowski – Throwing Away the Alarm Clock

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Charles Bukowski – Throwing Away the Alarm Clock my father always said, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house and we were up … Read More

William Shakespeare – My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130)

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William Shakespeare – My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130) My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; … Read More

On Being an Atheist by Paul-Michael Keichel

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On Being an Atheist by Paul-Michael Keichel So many people walk through life, with the idea in their heads, that someone else is responsible for their success and daily breads. They praise his name and blank their thoughts, on occasions … Read More

Ani Difranco – Self Evident – a poem about 9/11

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Ani Difranco – Self Evident – a poem about 9/11 (inspired by the WTC disaster) Ani Difranco – Self Evident – a poem about 9/11 yes, us people are just poems we’re 90% metaphor with a leanness of meaning approaching … Read More

Gregory Orr quote about Dancing and Music

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If we’re not supposed to dance, Why all this music? Gregory Orr Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Advice from Rumi

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Walt Whitman – When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer

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WHEN I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he … Read More

Alone by Maya Angelou

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Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make … Read More

The Poetry of Reality – Symphony of Science

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mp3: http://symphonyofscience.com The Poetry of Reality is the fifth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It features 12 scientists and science enthusiasts, including Michael Shermer, Jacob Bronowski, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, Lawrence … Read More

ee Cummings – I Carry Your Heart

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I Carry Your Heart by EE Cummings I carry your heart I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear ;and whatever is done by … Read More

C.K. Williams’ poetry of youth and age

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Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living. I thought I would read poems … Read More

The Presence of Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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And in Life’s noisiest hour, There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee, The heart’s Self-solace and soliloquy. You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within; And to the leading Love-throb in the Heart Thro’ all my Being, thro’ my … Read More

Sex by Michael Ryan

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Sex by Michael Ryan After the earth finally touches the sun, and the long explosion stops suddenly like a heart run down, the world might seem white and quiet to something that watches it in the sky at night, so … Read More

Walt Whitman Quote

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Be Curious, Not Judgmental ~ Walt Whitman Republished by Blog Post Promoter

You Never Told Me by Neva Flores

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You Never Told Me by Neva Flores (Neva is one of my favorite contemporary poets – check out her website!) You said you could climb the peaks of life to awaken pain Even as flashes of madness called you their … Read More

Dolly Parton quote about life

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“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”  -Dolly Parton Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Pablo Neruda – Still Another Day – XV

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Pablo Neruda – Still Another Day – XV We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all the these things: it was … Read More

“Today” by Gina Myers

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Each year I know less about myself but the insurance company knows how much my life is worth. This is for those who suffer & endure & laugh about it later. Someone asked, “where do you get your news from … Read More

When a Woman Loves a Man by David Lehman

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When a Woman Loves a Man by David Lehman When she says margarita she means daiquiri. When she says quixotic she means mercurial. And when she says, “I’ll never speak to you again,” she means, “Put your arms around me … Read More

My Heart is Heavy by Sara Teasdale

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My heart is heavy with many a song Like ripe fruit bearing down the tree, But I can never give you one — My songs do not belong to me. Yet in the evening, in the dusk When moths go … Read More

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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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. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To … Read More

Percy Bysshe Shelley – Music, When Soft Voices Die

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Percy Bysshe Shelley – Music, When Soft Voices Die Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory — Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves, when the rose is dead, Are heap’d for … Read More

If I May Have It by Emily Dickinson

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If I may have it, when it’s dead, I’ll be contented—so— If just as soon as Breath is out It shall belong to me— Until they lock it in the Grave, ‘Tis Bliss I cannot weigh— For tho’ they lock … Read More

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