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August Moonrise by Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933). The sun was gone, and the moon was coming Over the blue Connecticut hills;…

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The Argument of His Book by Robert Herrick (English, 1591-1674) I sing of Brooks, of Blossomes, Birds and Bowers: Of April, May, of…

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Long Point Light by Mark Doty (American, born 1953) Long Point’s apparitional this warm spring morning, the strand a blur of sandy light,…

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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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A Painting  by Sarah Howe, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize 2015 for ‘Loop of Jade’ (British, born 1983) I watched the…

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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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Belief by Marilyn Robertson  (pic) On the way to the post office this morning, I thought about the odd things we believe….

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Mother, Among the Dustbins by Stevie Smith (pic) English, 1902-1971 Mother, among the dustbins and the manure I feel the measure of my…

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ANECDOTE OF THE JAR Wallace Stevens, (American, 1879-1955) I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill….

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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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From Responsibilities and Other Poems, by W. B. Yeats  (Irish, 1865-1939)             I  Dance there upon the…

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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…