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A dozen poems

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Epigram, by Sir William Jones



ON parent knees, a naked new-born child,
Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled:
So live, that sinking to thy life's last sleep,
Calm thou may'st smile, whilst all around thee weep.

Complete Poem


I Must Not Hide How I Feel, by George Jerone Jefferson



we meet someone who we need to love for moment

Emotional show how you
reach my inner soul
we must of been
soul mate in differnt

Complete Poem


Song, by William Watson



APRIL, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
April, that mine ears

Complete Poem


The Unconquered Air, by Florence Earle Coates



I

Others endure Man's rule: he therefore deems
I shall endure it -- I, the unconquered Air!
Imagines this triumphant strength may bear
His paltry sway! yea, ignorantly dreams,

Complete Poem


Compensation, by William Ellery Leonard



I know the sorrows of the last abyss:
I walked the cold black pools without a star;
I lay on rock of unseen flint and spar;
I heard the execrable serpent hiss;
I dreamed of sun, fruit-tree, and virgin's kiss;

Complete Poem


Ambition, by Aline Kilmer



Kenton and Deborah, Michael and Rose,
These are fine children as all the world knows,
But into my arms in my dreams every night
Come Peter and Christopher, Faith and Delight.

Kenton is tropical, Rose is pure white,

Complete Poem


Complete Poem


The Clematis, by Alexander Bathgate



Fair crown of stars of purest ray,
Hung aloft on Mapau tree,
What floral beauties ye display,
Stars of snowy purity;
Around the dark-leaved mapau's head

Complete Poem


The Water-Nymph and the Boy, by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel



I FLUNG me round him,
I drew him under;
I clung, I drown'd him,
My own white wonder!...

Father and mother,

Complete Poem


Departure, by Coventry Patmore



IT was not like your great and gracious ways!
Do you, that have naught other to lament,
Never, my Love, repent
Of how, that July afternoon,
You went,

Complete Poem


Something, by Francis William Lauderdale Adams



It is something in this darker dream demented
to have wrestled with its pleasure and its pain:
it is something to have sinned, and have repented:
it is something to have failed, and tried again!

It is something to have loved the brightest Beauty

Complete Poem


Rose in the Sun, by Gary R. Smith



When the air moves, the chime sweetly sings,
and the butterfly rises on its soft rosy wings.

The sun bends its ray to dance with the rose
and celebrate with you the path that you chose.

For you chose to join as partner and friend,

Complete Poem

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