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Haiku 02 – Masaoki Shiki

the tree cut, dawn breaks early at my little window    Advertisements

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Haiku 01 – Masaoki Shiki

In the coolness of the empty sixth-month sky… the cuckoo’s cry. 

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Cat And Mouse – David Campbell

Her green eyes change to yellow. This Is open season. In a glass maze Lovers play a cat and mouse. Good cat! He coaxes sparks from her fur. Scalpel-fine claws Furrow his forehead. His tears drop like red pears. She … Continue reading

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Night – Percy Bysshe Shelley

SWIFTLY walk o’er the western wave, Spirit of Night! Out of the misty eastern cave,– Where, all the long and lone daylight, Thou wovest dreams of joy and fear Which make thee terrible and dear,– Swift be thy flight! Wrap … Continue reading

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Mighty Eagle – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mighty eagle! thou that soarest O’er the misty mountain forest, And amid the light of morning Like a cloud of glory hiest, And when night descends defiest The embattled tempests’ warning!

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The Drowned Lover – Percy Bysshe Shelley

I. Ah! faint are her limbs, and her footstep is weary, Yet far must the desolate wanderer roam; Though the tempest is stern, and the mountain is dreary, She must quit at deep midnight her pitiless home. I see her … Continue reading

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Mutability – Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon; How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver, Streaking the darkness radiantly!–yet soon Night closes round, and they are lost forever: Or like forgotten lyres, whose dissonant strings Give various response … Continue reading

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