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A dozen poems

For October 31, 2014

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Orchard, by Hilda "H.D." Doolittle



I saw the first pear
As it fell --
The honey-seeking, golden-banded,
The yellow swarm
Was not more fleet than I,

Complete Poem


Beautiful suicide, by Maria Zazovsky



Dreaming of strandless endings
Beautful carved stone hearts
Purely just for decoration
For your cold crystal palaces.

Wishing for happy darkness

Complete Poem


A Hymn, by James Shirley



O FLY, my Soul! What hangs upon
Thy drooping wings,
And weighs them down
With love of gaudy mortal things?

The Sun is now i' the east: each shade

Complete Poem


Rivals, by William Walsh



OF all the torments, all the cares,
With which our lives are curst;
Of all the plagues a lover bears,
Sure rivals are the worst!
By partners in each other kind

Complete Poem


Burial of the Dead, by John Keble



I THOUGHT to meet no more, so dreary seem'd
Death's interposing veil, and thou so pure,
Thy place in Paradise
Beyond where I could soar;

Friend of this worthless heart! but happier thoughts

Complete Poem


My Bonnie Mary, by Robert Burns



GO fetch to me a pint o' wine,
An' fill it in a silver tassie,
That I may drink, before I go,
A service to my bonnie lassie.
The boat rocks at the pier o' Leith,

Complete Poem


The Solitary-Hearted, by Hartley Coleridge



SHE was a queen of noble Nature's crowning,
A smile of hers was like an act of grace;
She had no winsome looks, no pretty frowning,
Like daily beauties of the vulgar race:
But if she smiled, a light was on her face,

Complete Poem


The Reconcilement, by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire



COME, let us now resolve at last
To live and love in quiet;
We'll tie the knot so very fast
That Time shall ne'er untie it.

The truest joys they seldom prove

Complete Poem


Autumn, by Jean Start Untermeyer



(For my Mother)

How memory cuts away the years,
And how clean the picture comes
Of autumn days, brisk and busy;
Charged with keen sunshine.

Complete Poem


Chloris in the Snow, by William Strode



I SAW fair Chloris walk alone,
When feather'd rain came softly down,
As Jove descending from his Tower
To court her in a silver shower:
The wanton snow flew to her breast,

Complete Poem


A Child, by Mary Lamb



A CHILD 's a plaything for an hour;
Its pretty tricks we try
For that or for a longer space--
Then tire, and lay it by.

But I knew one that to itself

Complete Poem


Withdrawal From Damascus, by Thomas Trull



You are too tense, old blind soldier
Snapping at children & dogs
Like a desert snake.
You steady two cocked fingers
Aimed to chastise,

Complete Poem

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