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Translation of Lucius Afranius "Auctio"

© MikeM70

Auctio

Simul límen intrabo, ílli extrabunt ílico. 
adeste, si híc absente nóbis uenierít puer.

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Prayers To Lord Murugan

© A. K. Ramanujan



Lord of new arrivals
lovers and rivals:

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To Qiwu Qian Bound Home After Failing In An Examination

© Wang Wei

In a happy reign there should be no hermits;


The wise and able should consult together....

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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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The Emigrants: Book I

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Scene, on the Cliffs to the Eastward of the Town of

Brighthelmstone in Sussex. Time, a Morning in November, 1792.

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When All My Five And Country Senses See

© Dylan Thomas

My one and noble heart has witnesses
In all love's countries, that will grope awake;
And when blind sleep drops on the spying senses,
The heart is sensual, though five eyes break.

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Song of the Lotos-Eaters

© Alfred Tennyson

THERE is sweet music here that softer falls


Than petals from blown roses on the grass,

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Of Old Sat Freedom

© Alfred Tennyson

Of old sat Freedom on the heights,
The thunders breaking at her feet:
Above her shook the starry lights:
She heard the torrents meet.

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 99. Risest thou thus, dim dawn, again

© Alfred Tennyson

Who wakenest with thy balmy breath
To myriads on the genial earth,
Memories of bridal, or of birth,
And unto myriads more, of death.

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 39. Old warder of these buried bones

© Alfred Tennyson

Old warder of these buried bones,

And answering now my random stroke

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 2. Old Yew, which graspest at the sto

© Alfred Tennyson

And gazing on thee, sullen tree,
Sick for thy stubborn hardihood,
I seem to fail from out my blood
And grow incorporate into thee.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Coming Of Arthur

© Alfred Tennyson

Leodogran, the King of Cameliard,
Had one fair daughter, and none other child;
And she was the fairest of all flesh on earth,
Guinevere, and in her his one delight.

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Shut Up And Eat Your Toad

© James Tate

The disorganization to which I currently belong

has skipped several meetings in a row

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My Felisberto

© James Tate

My felisberto is handsomer than your mergotroid,

although, admittedly, your mergotroid may be the wiser of the two.

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Like A Scarf

© James Tate

The directions to the lunatic asylum were confusing,

more likely they were the random associations

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Days of Pie and Coffee

© James Tate

A motorist once said to me,

and this was in the country,

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I prithee spare me gentle boy

© Sir John Suckling

I prithee spare me gentle boy,
Press me no more for that slight toy,
That foolish trifle of an heart;
I swear it will not do its part,
Though thou dost thine, employ'st thy pow'r and art.

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Words

© Ruth Stone

Wallace Stevens says,
"A poet looks at the world
as a man looks at a woman."

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Repetition of Words and Weather

© Ruth Stone

A basket of dirty clothes


spills all day long

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Reading

© Ruth Stone

It is spring when the storks return.


They rise from storied roofs.