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Christmas – Julia Ann Moore

Hail the coming holiday,With a hearty joyous feast,And drive away sorrow, friends,For a day or two at least;Lay all business cares aside,And make the world resound,With music and festivalsThroughout our merry town. May every person in our landA voice to … Continue reading

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Butterfly – Zachary Zuccaro

The body serves as a caterpillar to house the soul in its larval state while maturing; then the soul blossoms like a butterfly with power and beauty far greater than the body could ever have. A fluttering glory transcending time … Continue reading

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The Sparrow – Paul Laurence Dunbar

A LITTLE bird, with plumage brown, Beside my window flutters down, A moment chirps its little strain, Then taps upon my window-pane, And chirps again, and hops along, To call my notice to its song; But I work on, nor … Continue reading

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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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Funny Bone – Simon Gowen

I need to ask a question While I’m sitting here alone Why on earth did someone name The elbow, Funny Bone? Ev’ry time I bang it The last thing on my mind Is laughing out in ecstasy, And shouting something … Continue reading

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Peace Or Poverty – Sonali Shah

Their skin soaks up the heat Leaving it as black as the midnight sky, Their eyes wide, white, pleading Begging to the passersby. They litter the street Half naked bodies, Red and colouring their feet Searching for a entrance A … Continue reading

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Winter – Walter de la Mare

Clouded with snow The cold winds blow, And shrill on leafless bough The robin with its burning breast Alone sings now. The rayless sun, Day’s journey done, Sheds its last ebbing light On fields in leagues of beauty spread Unearthly … Continue reading

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