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Famous Bates Poems by Famous Poets

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by Lindsay, Vachel

(Being a reminiscence of certain private theatricals.)

Oh, cabaret dancer, I know a dancer,
Whose eyes have not looked on the feasts that are vain.
I know a dancer, I know a dancer,
Whose soul has no bond with the beasts of the plain:
Judith the dancer, Judith the dancer,
With foot like the snow, and with step like the rain.

Oh, thrice-...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...nd split their Pods of Flame --

Wild flowers -- kindle in the Woods --
The Brooks slam -- all the Day --
No Black bird bates his Banjo --
For passing Calvary --

Auto da Fe -- and Judgment --
Are nothing to the Bee --
His separation from His Rose --
To Him -- sums Misery --...Read More

by de la Mare, Walter
And log, and behold! 
Past Willow-cum-Leigh 
Stretched with its waters 
The great green sea. 
Says Farmer Bates, 
'I puffs and I blows, 
What's under the water, 
Why, no man knows !' 
Says Farmer Giles, 
'My mind comes weak, 
And a good man drownded 
Is far to seek. ' 
But Farmer Turvey, 
On twirling toes, 
Up's with his gaiters, 
And in he goes: 
Down where the mermaids 
Pluck and play 
On their twangling harps 
In a sea-green day; 
Down where the mermaids ...Read More

by Milton, John
...As one who in his journey bates at noon, 
Though bent on speed; so here the Arch-Angel paused 
Betwixt the world destroyed and world restored, 
If Adam aught perhaps might interpose; 
Then, with transition sweet, new speech resumes. 
Thus thou hast seen one world begin, and end; 
And Man, as from a second stock, proceed. 
Much thou hast yet to see; but I perceive 
Thy mortal ...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...guage does not leave fossils,

at least not until it has become written . . ." --Man in

Nature, by Marston Bates

 "But no animal up a tree can initiate a culture. " -"The

Simian Basis of Human Mechanics," in Twilight of Man, by

Earnest Albert Hooton

 Expressing a human need, I always wanted to write abook

that ended with the word Mayonnaise.


 Feb 3-1952

 Dearest Florence and Harv.

 I just heard from ...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...>"True saint on earth," said they; so might she beEsteem'd, but nothing bates Death's cruelty.What shall become of others, since so pureA body did such heats and colds endure,And changed so often in so little space?Ah, worldly hopes, how blind you be, how base!If since I bathe the ground with flowing ...Read More

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