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Milkmaid – Laurie Lee

The girl’s far treble, muted to the heat, calls like a fainting bird across the fields to where her flock lies panting for her voice, their black horns buried deep in marigolds. They climb awake, like drowsy butterflies, and press … Continue reading

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Town Owl – Laurie Lee

On eves of cold, when slow coal fires, rooted in basements, burn and branch, brushing with smoke the city air; When quartered moons pale in the sky, and neons glow along the dark like deadly nightshade on a briar; Above … Continue reading

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To The Mind Of Man – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thou living light that in thy rainbow hues Clothest this naked world; and over Sea And Earth and air, and all the shapes that be In peopled darkness of this wondrous world The Spirit of thy glory dost diffuse … … Continue reading

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Genesis Bk I – Caedmon

I (ll. 1-28) Right is it that we praise the King of heaven, the Lord of hosts, and love Him with all our hearts. For He is great in power, the Source of all created things, the Lord Almighty. Never … Continue reading

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poem – kate kearney

WHY doth the maiden turn away From voice so sweet, and words so dear? Why doth the maiden turn away When love and flattery woo her ear? And rarely that enchanted twain Whisper in woman’s ear in vain. Why doth … Continue reading

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poem – hannibal’s oath

AND the night was dark and calm, There was not a breath of air, The leaves of the grove were still, As the presence of death were there; Only a moaning sound Came from the distant sea, It was as … Continue reading

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poem – the sheperd boy

LIKE some vision olden Of far other time, When the age was golden, In the young world’s prime Is thy soft pipe ringing, O lonely shepherd boy, What song art thou singing, In thy youth and joy? Or art thou … Continue reading

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