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by Kipling, Rudyard
...e may warm and make our mirth
 Until the Spring return --
Until the Spring return, good sirs,
 When Christians walk abroad;
When well must be as ye can see --
 And who shall judge the Lord?

God bless the master of this house,
 And all who sleep therein!
And guard the fens from pirate folk,
 And keep us all from sin,
To walk in honesty, good sirs,
 Of thought and deed ad word!
Which shall befriend our latter end....
 And who shall judge the Lord?...Read More

by Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
...hile in the cask,
it isn’t wine. If you wish your heart to be bright,
you must do a little work. My King addressed the soul of my flesh:
You return just as you left.
Where are the traces of my gifts? We know that alchemy transforms copper into gold.
This Sun doesn’t want a crown or robe from God’s grace.
He is a hat to a hundred bald men,
a covering for ten who were naked. Jesus sat humbly on the back of an ass, my child!
How could...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...wild beasts in a cage. 

Then a panic ensued, and each one felt dismayed,
And from the burning building a rush was made;
And soon the theatre was filled with a blinding smoke,
So that the people their way out had to grope. 

The shrieks of those trying to escape were fearful to hear,
Especially the cries of those who had lost their friends most dear;
Oh, the scene was most painful in the London Inn Square,
To see them wringing their hands and tearing their hair! 

And...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
...ower-petals flee; 
But, since it once hath been, 
No more that severing scene 
 Can harrow me. 

 Birds faint in dread: 
I shall not lose old strength 
In the lone frost's black length: 
 Strength long since fled! 

 Leaves freeze to dun; 
But friends can not turn cold 
This season as of old 
 For him with none. 

 Tempests may scath; 
But love can not make smart 
Again this year his heart 
 Who no heart hath. 

 Black is night's cope; 
But death will not appal 
O...Read More

by Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
...i was dead
i came alive
i was tears
i became laughter all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal love said to me
you are not
crazy enough
you don’t
fit this house i went and
became crazy
crazy enough
to be in chains love said
you are not
intoxicated enough
you d...Read More

by Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
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by Alighieri, Dante
...quai poi se tu vorrai salire,

anima fia a ci? pi? di me degna:

con lei ti lascer? nel mio partire;

 ch? quello imperador che l? s? regna,

perch'i' fu' ribellante a la sua legge,

non vuol che 'n sua citt? per me si vegna.

 In tutte parti impera e quivi regge;

quivi ? la sua citt? e l'alto seggio:

oh felice colui cu' ivi elegge!».

 E io a lui: «Poeta, io ti richeggio

per quello Dio che tu non conoscesti,

acci? ch'io fugga questo male e peggio,

 che tu mi me...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante, e io etterno duro. 
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate ". 


Queste parole di colore oscuro 
vid'io scritte al sommo d'una porta; 
per ch'io: «Maestro, il senso lor m'? duro ». 

These words-their aspect was obscure-I read 
inscribed above a gateway, and I said: 
"Master, their meaning is difficult for me." 

Ed elli a me, come perso...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...all, and if he did not die,
Its just because he's heartier than I.

And now I watch and watch him night and day
dreading that he will try it on again.
I'm getting like a skeleton they say,
And every time I feel the slightest pain
I think: he's got me this time. . . . Oh the beast!
He might have let me starve to death, at least.

But all he thinks of is that shell-pink nurse.
I know as well as well that they're in loe.
I'm sure they kiss, a...Read More

by Kinnell, Galway
He said that in his opinion, however, it is perfectly OK to eat 
 it with an imaginary companion, and that he himself had 
 enjoyed memorable porridges with Edmund Spenser and John 
Even if eating oatmeal with an imaginary companion is not as 
 wholesome as Keats claims, still, you can learn something 
 from it.
Yesterday morning, for instance, Keats told me about writing the 
 "Ode to a Nightingale."
He had a heck of a time finishing it those were his w...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
di Dante Alighieri

Paradiso: Canto I

 La gloria di colui che tutto move
per l'universo penetra, e risplende
in una parte pi? e meno altrove.
 Nel ciel che pi? de la sua luce prende
fu' io, e vidi cose che ridire
n? sa n? pu? chi di l? s? discende;
 perch? appressando s? al suo disire,
nostro intelletto si profonda tanto,
che dietro la memoria non pu? ire.
 Ve...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...onde il Carro già era sparito,
 vidi presso di me un veglio solo,
degno di tanta reverenza in vista,
che più non dee a padre alcun figliuolo.
 Lunga la barba e di pel bianco mista
portava, a' suoi capelli simigliante,
de' quai cadeva al petto doppia lista.
 Li raggi de le quattro luci sante
fregiavan sì la sua faccia di lume,
ch'i' 'l vedea come 'l sol fosse davante.
 «Chi siete voi che contro al cieco fiume
fuggita avete la pregione etterna?»,
diss'el, movendo qu...Read More

by Rich, Adrienne
...of tempora and mores
gets stuffed with it all: the mildewed orange-flowers,
the female pills, the terrible breasts
of Boadicea beneath flat foxes' heads and orchids.
Two handsome women, gripped in argument,
each proud, acute, subtle, I hear scream
across the cut glass and majolica
like Furies cornered from their prey:
The argument ad feminam, all the old knives
that have rusted in my back, I drive in yours,
ma semblable, ma soeur!


Knowing themselves too well in one a...Read More

by Service, Robert William
Just order another drink, boys, and I'll tell you of Soulful Sam.

Oh, Sam, he was never 'ilarious, though I've 'ad some mates as was wus;
He 'adn't C. B. on his programme, he never was known to cuss.
For a card or a skirt or a beer-mug he 'adn't a friendly word;
But when it came down to Scriptures, say! Wasn't he just a bird!

He always 'ad tracts in his pocket, the which he would haste to present,
And though the fellers would use them in ways that they ne...Read More

by Schwartz, Delmore
...usand miles apart,

In Brooklyn, in 1916,
Aged two, irrational.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt
Was an Arrow Collar ad.

O Nicholas! Alas! Alas!
My grandfather coughed in your army,

Hid in a wine-stinking barrel,
For three days in Bucharest

Then left for America
To become a king himself.


I am my father's father,
You are your children's guilt.

In history's pity and terror
The child is Aeneas again;

Troy is in the nursery,
The rocking horse is on fire.<...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...atris; Presbyteros autem, ut concilium Dei et
conjunctionem Apostolorum. Sine his Ecclesia non vocatur; de quibus suadeo vos sic

S. Ignatii Ad Trallianos.

And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of
the Laodiceans.

THE BROAD-BACKED hippopotamus
Rests on his belly in the mud;
Although he seems so firm to us
He is merely flesh and blood.

Flesh and blood is weak and frail,
Susceptible to nervous shock...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

When that the Knight had thus his tale told
In all the rout was neither young nor old,
That he not said it was a noble story,
And worthy to be *drawen to memory*; *recorded*
And *namely the gentles* every one. *especially the gentlefolk*
Our Host then laugh'd and swore, "So may I gon,* *prosper
This goes aright; *unbuckled is the mail;* *the budget is opened*
Let see now who ...Read More

by Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;">From">Love Poems from God, by Daniel Ladinsky.  Copyright © 2002 by">Daniel Ladinsky. Reprinted by permission of the author. 
by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...twelve year was of age,
(Thanked be God that *is etern on live),* *lives eternally*
Husbands at the church door have I had five,2
For I so often have y-wedded be,
And all were worthy men in their degree.
But me was told, not longe time gone is
That sithen* Christe went never but ones *since
To wedding, in the Cane* of Galilee, *Cana
That by that ilk* example taught he me, *same
That I not wedded shoulde be but once.
Lo, hearken eke a sharp word for the nonce,* *occasi...Read More

by Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
...There is a candle in your heart,
      ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,
      ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
You feel the separation
      from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
      embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise that 
      comes to you of its own accord, 
      and the yearning for it 
      cannot be learned...Read More

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