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A dozen poems

For January 27, 2015

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The Poet's Town, by John G. Neihardt



I

'Mid glad green miles of tillage
And fields where cattle graze,
A prosy little village,
You drowse away the days.

Complete Poem


To an Unknown Girl in Auschwitz, by Charles L. Cingolani



Who are you who make your way
among the crowds?
You, Two Six Nine Five Three
You, the Flower of Jewry
proud, erect, with neck of ivory

Complete Poem


The Outer Gate, by Nora May French



Life said: "My house is thine with all its store:
Behold I open shining ways to thee --
Of every inner portal make thee free:
O child, I may not bar the outer door.
Go from me if thou wilt, to come no more;

Complete Poem


Washington McNeely, by Edgar Lee Masters



Spoon River Anthology

Rich, honored by my fellow citizens,
The father of many children, born of a noble mother,
All raised there
In the great mansion-house, at the edge of town.

Complete Poem


Sunday up the River, by James Thomson



MY love o'er the water bends dreaming;
It glideth and glideth away:
She sees there her own beauty, gleaming
Through shadow and ripple and spray.

O tell her, thou murmuring river,

Complete Poem


Mockery, by Louis Untermeyer



God, I return to You on April days
When along country roads You walk with me,
And my faith blossoms like the earliest tree
That shames the bleak world with its yellow sprays --
My faith revives, when through a rosy haze

Complete Poem


The Sun rises bright in France, by Allan Cunningham



THE sun rises bright in France,
And fair sets he;
But he has tint the blythe blink he had
In my ain countree.

O, it 's nae my ain ruin

Complete Poem


Hymn, by Joseph Addison



THE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
Th' unwearied Sun from day to day

Complete Poem


Muy Vieja Mexicana, by Alice Corbin



I've seen her pass with eyes upon the road --
An old bent woman in a bronze-black shawl,
With skin as dried and wrinkled as a mummy's,
As brown as a cigar-box, and her voice
Like the low vibrant strings of a guitar.

Complete Poem


Superstites Rosae, by Richard Rowe



The grass is green upon her grave,
The west wind whispers low;
"The corn is changed, come forth, come forth,
Ere all the blossoms go!"

In vain. Her laughing eyes are sealed,

Complete Poem


In the Hospital, by Arthur Guiterman



Because on the branch that is tapping my pane
A sun-wakened leaf-bud, uncurled,
Is bursting its rusty brown sheathing in twain,
I know there is Spring in the world.

Because through the sky-patch whose azure and white

Complete Poem


Colombia and Her Crew, by Anita Raye (Willis) Stonebreaker



We watched God's souls as they took flight,
Away from Earth, out of sight.
Their mission known right from the start,
Our hero's brave, gave from their hearts.

Far away from their homeland,

Complete Poem

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