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California Winter – Karl Shapiro

It is winter in California, and outsideIs like the interior of a florist shop: A chilled and moisture-laden cropOf pink camellias lines the path; and whatRare roses for a banquet or a bride, So multitudinous that they seem a glut!  A line … Continue reading

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On Time – John Milton

Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race,Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,Whose speed is but the heavy plummet’s pace;And glut thyself with what thy womb devours,Which is no more than what is false and vain,And merely mortal dross;So … Continue reading

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The Final Painting – Lee Harwood

The white cloud passed over the landthere is sea always round the landthe sky is blue always above the cloudthe cloud in the blue continues to move– nothing is limited by the canvas or frame –the white cloud can be … Continue reading

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Depression – Amy Louise Kerswell

Oh, horrid ways of emotions. All actions tried are of no use. All actions acted are useless. No matter the action it is all in vain. I can’t go anywhere Running is useless and of no point. I can’t go … Continue reading

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She Sung Of Love – Thomas Moore

She sung of Love, while o’er her lyre  The rosy rays of evening fell,  As if to feed with their soft fire  The soul within that trembling shell.  The same rich light hung o’er her cheek,  And play’d around those … Continue reading

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Winter Poem – Laurie Lee

Tonight the wind gnaws with teeth of glass The jackdaw shivers in caged branches of iron The stars have talons There is hunger in the mouth of vole and badger Silver agonies of breath in the nostril of the fox … Continue reading

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Poem – Why Does It Happen To Me

Why does it happen to me What’s that on your….. Face you’ve got white all round, Your mouth said the RAC guy, Looking in the rear view mirror, Oh no it’s toothpaste said I. What’s that in your…. Hair it’s … Continue reading

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