Future poems

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Facing the Future

© Mattie Stepanek

Every journey begins
With but a small step.
And every day is a chance
For a new, small step

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Prayers To Lord Murugan

© A. K. Ramanujan



Lord of new arrivals
lovers and rivals:

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The Emigrants: Book II

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Scene, on an Eminence on one of those Downs, which afford to the South a view of the Sea; to the North of the Weald of Sussex. Time, an Afternoon in April, 1793.


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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 6. One writes, that Other Friends Rem

© Alfred Tennyson

O mother, praying God will save
Thy sailor,--while thy head is bow'd,
His heavy-shotted hammock-shroud
Drops in his vast and wandering grave.

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Dream On

© James Tate

Some people go their whole lives

without ever writing a single poem.

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The Grownup

© Rainer Maria Rilke

All this stood upon her and was the world
and stood upon her with all its fear and grace
as trees stand, growing straight up, imageless
yet wholly image, like the Ark of God,
and solemn, as if imposed upon a race.

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Duino Elegies

© Rainer Maria Rilke

The First Elegy


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The One in Paradise

© Edgar Allan Poe

THOU wast that all to me love
For which my soul did pine --
A green isle in the sea love
A fountain and a shrine
All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers
And all the flowers were mine.

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Bachchay (Kids)

© Tanwir Phool

Bachchay hamaara kal haiN


Ham paiR haiN,woh phal haiN

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On the Welch Language

© Katherine Philips

If honor to an ancient name be due,


Or riches challenge it for one that's new,

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Song of the Silent Land

© Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(Lied: Ins Stille Land)


BY JOHANN GAUDENZ VON SALIS-SEEWIS

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Movimiento estudiantil

© Taja Kramberger

My dear students,
little pigeons from the Forja factory in Buenos Aires.
The institution we built together has become
a hangar for hanging pieces of discounted meat.

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Crow and Mama

© Ted Hughes

When Crow cried his mother's ear


Scorched to a stump.

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Heri Cras Hodie

© Ralph Waldo Emerson

SHINES the last age the next with hope is seen
To-day slinks poorly off unmarked between:
Future or Past no richer secret folds
O friendless Present! than thy bosom holds.

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299. Sketch-New Year’s Day, 1790

© Robert Burns

THIS day, Time winds th’ exhausted chain;
To run the twelvemonth’s length again:
I see, the old bald-pated fellow,
With ardent eyes, complexion sallow,
Adjust the unimpair’d machine,
To wheel the equal, dull routine.

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The Kiss

© Zitner Sheldon

They kissed

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The Man Who Invented the Turn Signal

© Zieroth David Dale

The man who invented the turn signalwalks out the factory gatessomewhere in the westknowing he's done a serviceto the world hitting the roadby telling the car behind

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212. Song-Raving Winds Around her Blowing

© Robert Burns

RAVING winds around her blowing,
Yellow leaves the woodlands strowing,
By a river hoarsely roaring,
Isabella stray’d deploring—

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Sonnets from The River Duddon: After-Thought

© William Wordsworth

I thought of Thee, my partner and my guide,As being past away