A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

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I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day; Have clapped my hands at him from the door When it seemed as if I could bear no more. The fault must partly have … Read More

Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love

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Again and again, however we know the landscape of love and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names, and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others fall: again and again the two of us walk out together under … Read More

Remember, Poet… by Bob Kaufman

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Remember, poet, while gallivanting across the sky, Skylarking, shouting, calling names … Walk softly. Your footprint on rain clouds is visible to naked eyes Lamps barnacled to your feet refract the mirrored air. Exotic scents of your hidden vision fly … Read More

First Kiss by Allan Anderson

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FIRST KISS Her cheeks feel like they’re too heavy But she can’t help but smile She’s giddy with emotion She’s been dreaming of this moment for a while His head is so light and dizzy In his stomach is one … Read More

Make New Friends – girl scout song

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When I was a kid I was in the brownies, and then the girl scouts. This was one of the songs we sang that i still remember / enjoy… Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the … Read More

What Fields Are As Fragrant As Your Hands? by Rainer Maria Rilke

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What fields are as fragrant as your hands? You feel how external fragrance stands upon your stronger resistance. Stars stand in images above. Give me your mouth to soften, love; ah, your hair is all in idleness. See, I want … Read More

After Love by Maxine W. Kumin

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After Love by Maxine W. Kumin Afterward, the compromise. Bodies resume their boundaries. These legs, for instance, mine. Your arms take you back in. Spoons of our fingers, lips admit their ownership. The bedding yawns, a door blows aimlessly ajar … Read More

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction … Read More

I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman

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I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman 1 I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, … Read More

Sara Teasdale – May

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The wind is tossing the lilacs, The new leaves laugh in the sun, And the petals fall on the orchard wall, But for me the spring is done. Beneath the apple blossoms I go a wintry way, For love that … Read More

A Fever by John Donne

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A Fever O ! DO not die, for I shall hate All women so, when thou art gone, That thee I shall not celebrate, When I remember thou wast one. But yet thou canst not die, I know ; To … Read More

Feelings Quote by Henry Rollins

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“It is no surprise to me that hardly anyone tells the truth about how they feel. The smart ones keep themselves to themselves for good reason. Why would you want to tell anyone anything that’s dear to you? Even when … Read More

Silentium Amoris by Oscar Wilde

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As often-times the too resplendent sun Hurries the pallid and reluctant moon Back to her sombre cave, ere she hath won A single ballad from the nightingale, So doth thy Beauty make my lips to fail, And all my sweetest … Read More

I loved you… by Alexander Pushkin

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I loved you, and I probably still do, And for a while the feeling may remain… But let my love no longer trouble you, I do not wish to cause you any pain. I loved you; and the hopelessness I … Read More

For Love By Robert Creeley

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For Love By Robert Creeley for Bobbie Yesterday I wanted to speak of it, that sense above the others to me important because all that I know derives from what it teaches me. Today, what is it that is finally … Read More

Dreamland by Lewis Carroll

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When midnight mists are creeping, And all the land is sleeping, Around me tread the mighty dead, And slowly pass away. Lo, warriors, saints, and sages, From out the vanished ages, With solemn pace and reverend face Appear and pass … Read More

Emilie Autumn – Funny How Things Change

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Emilie Autumn – Funny How Things Change This video is for promotional purposes only! Please support the artist by purchasing their music and going to their shows! Artist: Emily Autumn Album: Your Sugar Sits Untouched ——– Funny How things Change … Read More

If I Could by Aleah Rios

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If I Could by Aleah Rios If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it just for you And share with you it’s beauty, On the days you’re feeling blue. If I could, I’d build a mountain You could … Read More

Pablo Neruda – Always

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Pablo Neruda – Always I am not jealous of what came before me. Come with a man on your shoulders, come with a hundred men in your hair, come with a thousand men between your breasts and your feet, come … Read More

Wild Nights – Wild Nights! by Emily Dickinson

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Wild Nights – Wild Nights! Were I with thee Wild Nights should be Our luxury! Futile – the winds – To a heart in port – Done with the compass – Done with the chart! Rowing in Eden – Ah, … Read More

Tobin James Mueller – The Fall

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Artist: József Vass Artwork: The beginning of all Tobin James Mueller – The Fall Eve left a note among the fallen petals of the garden, a farewell wish, thinking I would stay behind unchanged by the turn of events. It … Read More

May Sarton – Now I Become Myself

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May Sarton – Now I Become Myself Now I become myself. It’s taken Time, many years and places, I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people’s faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, … Read More

Ingrid Bergman quote about Kissing

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“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” -Ingrid Bergman

As much as I can stand by Bill Anderson

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You look lovelier tonight than I remember. I’m so glad I got to see you once again. I’ve enjoyed just sitting here and reminiscing, But I’ve enjoyed as much of this as I can stand. There’s so much more between … Read More

Trust by John Keats

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For you to trust me and me to trust you, you have to accept me and I have to accept you the way I am and the way you are, fully seen and deeply known, with no need of apology … Read More

Rumi – What Was Told, That

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What Was Told, That by Jalalu’l-din Rumi translated by Coleman Barks What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest. What was told the cypress that made it strong and straight, … Read More

Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

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Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never … Read More

A Dream Within a Dream – Edgar Allen Poe

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“A Dream Within a Dream” Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet, if Hope has flown … Read More

Salome by Carol Ann Duffy

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I’d done it before (and doubtless I’ll do it again, sooner or later) woke up with a head on the pillow beside me – whose? – what did it matter? Good-looking, of course, dark hair, rather matted; the reddish beard … Read More

Anonymity by Neva Flores

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Anonymity by Neva Flores Sometimes I wish to leave from here Go and seek anonymity Forget the place I came from All I have tried to be Go someplace and rest awhile Sit and feel the breeze Hide from all … Read More

Faults by Sara Teasdale

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Faults by Sara Teasdale They came to tell your faults to me, They named them over one by one; I laughed aloud when they were done, I knew them all so well before,— Oh, they were blind, too blind to … Read More

Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Facing It My black face fades, hiding inside the black granite. I said I wouldn’t, dammit: No tears. I’m stone. I’m flesh. My clouded reflection eyes me like a bird of prey, the profile of night slanted against morning. I … Read More

In Spite of War by Angela Morgan

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In spite of war, in spite of death, In spite of all man’s sufferings, Something within me laughs and sings And I must praise with all my breath. In spite of war, in spite of hate Lilacs are blooming at … Read More

Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

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I do not love you as if you were a salt rose, or topaz or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and … Read More

Poet to his Love by Maxwell Bodenheim

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Maxwell Bodenheim. 1892– 128. Poet to His Love AN old silver church in a forest Is my love for you. The trees around it Are words that I have stolen from your heart. An old silver bell, the last smile … Read More

Goldfish Are Ordinary by Stacie Cassarino

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Goldfish Are Ordinary by Stacie Cassarino At the pet store on Court Street, I search for the perfect fish. The black moor, the blue damsel, cichlids and neons. Something to distract your sadness, something you don’t need to love you … Read More

Take What You Want From Me and Be Happy by Katrina Wendt

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Take What You Want From Me and Be Happy by Katrina Wendt If I had an inch I’d give you a mile If you were a frown I’d give you a thousand smiles I’d give you the world if you … Read More

ee Cummings – She Being Brand New

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she being Brand -new;and you know consequently a little stiff i was careful of her and(having thoroughly oiled the universal joint tested my gas felt of her radiator made sure her springs were O. K.)i went right to it flooded-the-carburetor … Read More

Anne of Green Gables Quote about Despair

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Anne took off her hat meekly. Matthew came back presently and they sat down to supper. But Anne could not eat. In vain she nibbled at the bread and butter and pecked at the crab-apple preserve out of the little … Read More

Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes

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I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn’t … Read More

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

Sonnets from the Portuguese, XIV by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love’s sake only. Do not say ‘I love her for her smile–her look–her way Of speaking gently,–for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and … Read More

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