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Celebrating Poetry | Madison Julius Cawein

by Madison Julius Cawein, American poet (1865 – 1914)


There in the calamus he stands
With frog-webbed feet and bat-winged hands;
His glow-worm garb glints goblin-wise; 163 more words


"To Speak of Woe That is in Marriage" 1959 Robert Lowell

“Oh the monotonous meanness of his lust”

“Each night now I tie/ ten dollars and his car key to my thigh…./ Gored by his climacteric of his want./ he stalls above me like an elephant”


"Pacific Laments" 1946 Charles Olson

“Sleep, boy, sleep/ in older aims than hers,/ rocked by and older father;/ toss no more,/ love;/ sleep.”

“deep there on ocean’s floor/ turn/ as water stir/ turn, bone of man” 27 more words


"The Thing was Moving" Charles Olson

“I am, holding/ all I shall be, hungry/ that it should never end, that my throat/ which has no longer Thymus and all that went with it/ might speak forever the glory of/ what it is to live, so bashful as man is/ bare” 13 more words


Celebrating Poetry | Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were – J12 (Nature, Poem 28: Autumn)
by Emily Dickinson, American poet (1830 – 1886)

The morns are meeker than they were – 42 more words


California Transit

California Transit by Diane Lefer is a collection of riveting novellas about the violence and disconnection different people suffer at the hands of the modern American life. 76 more words