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A dozen poems

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To Mistress Margery Wentworth, by John Skelton



WITH margerain gentle,
The flower of goodlihead,
Embroidered the mantle
Is of your maidenhead.
Plainly I cannot glose;

Complete Poem


A Metal That Was Never Mine, by Ma.Francia Concepcion M. Jagong



You are the love I've been searching for so long
Everytime I see you,you're like music that heals my soul
You're a one-in-a-million book I'd like to read and understand
You're like the universe,to explore you is what I want

But you are like the cloud I cannot hug

Complete Poem


Idealists, by Alfred Kreymborg



Brother Tree:
Why do you reach and reach?
Do you dream some day to touch the sky?
Brother Stream:
Why do you run and run?

Complete Poem


Have you an Eye, by Edwin Ford Piper



Have you an eye for the trails, the trails,
The old mark and the new?
What scurried here, what loitered there,
In the dust and in the dew?

Have you an eye for the beaten track,

Complete Poem


Love's Substitute, by Bernard O'Dowd



This love, that dares not warm before its flame
Our yearning hands, or from its tempting tree
Yield fruit we may consume, or let us claim
In Hymen's scroll of happy heraldry
The twining glyphs of perfect you and me --

Complete Poem


March, by Alexander B. McNair



No other month
Is welcomed more than thee:
The furious blast
That hurries past
Is but the winter freed.

Complete Poem


Dark Rosaleen, by James Clarence Mangan



O MY Dark Rosaleen,
Do not sigh, do not weep!
The priests are on the ocean green,
They march along the deep.
There 's wine from the royal Pope,

Complete Poem


Alciphron and Leucippe, by Walter Savage Landor



AN ancient chestnut's blossoms threw
Their heavy odour over two:
Leucippe, it is said, was one;
The other, then, was Alciphron.
'Come, come! why should we stand beneath

Complete Poem


To One persuading a Lady to Marriage, by Katherine Philips ('Orinda')



FORBEAR, bold youth; all 's heaven here,
And what you do aver
To others courtship may appear,
'Tis sacrilege to her.
She is a public deity;

Complete Poem


The Wanderer, by Zoe Akins



The ships are lying in the bay,
The gulls are swinging round their spars;
My soul as eagerly as they
Desires the margin of the stars.

So much do I love wandering,

Complete Poem


The Water-Nymph and the Boy, by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel



I FLUNG me round him,
I drew him under;
I clung, I drown'd him,
My own white wonder!...

Father and mother,

Complete Poem


Bali, by Barbara Nelson



Our poets wrote in early settler days
Of floods and drought, nature's
capricious ways
All "Acts of God" for which no blame
was cast

Complete Poem

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