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Sonnet 29: When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes by William Shakespeare (English, 1564-1616) When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,…

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Birches by Robert Frost (American, 1874-1963) When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees,…

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On the Island by Lawrence Raab (American, born 1946) After a night of wind we are surprised by the light, how it flutters…

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The Smaller Orchid  by Amy Clampitt (American, 1920-1994) Love is a climate small things find safe to grow in—not (though I once…

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By the graveyard, Luskentyre  by Norman MacCaig (Scottish, 1910-1996) From behind the wall death sends out messages That all mean the same, that are…

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The Bench by August Kleinzahler (American, born 1949) What passed through your mind, old man, what passed through your mind back then,…

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 Orders Of The Day by English poet and novelist William Palmer (pic) Written for the war cemetery at Vis-en-Artois  Each man…

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This week’s poem is by Norman MacCaig (Scottish, 1910-1996) BY ACHMELVICH BRIDGE Night stirs the trees With breathings of such music…

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Children of War in Palestine by Indian poet Manash Bhattacharjee 1 The little girl Runs after a butterfly Among the graves…

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Reveille by Primo Levi  (Italian, 1918-1987)  In the brutal nights we used to dream Dense violent dreams, Dreamed with soul and…