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Celebrating Poetry | Madison Julius Cawein

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

A lily in a twilight place?
A moonflow’r in the lonely night?—
Strange beauty of a woman’s face… 137 more words

Poetry

The Hardest Goodbye

there was an imperfection in the seam
and i slowly tugged at the threading
tearing us apart
until we were no longer whole

but, you know… 463 more words

Poem

Fully Grown

It took me twenty-one years to grow in my adult teeth.

It took for each baby tooth, one-by-one
left under my pillow, to be replaced by memories weighing a ton. 87 more words

Personal

Avoiding Age

We sit together, eyes glued to home videos, age reflected onto our faces

Nostalgia adding rose colored glasses to our youth, acting as a frenulum of mind… 239 more words

Personal

To focus outward

I wish I had no emotions of my own.

An empty Tupperware ready to be filled with the weight on your back,
and filed away in the back of a 1950 rented fridge, a coffee mug for the tired student on a Monday, 156 more words

Personal

By: Khalil Gibran

“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.”

Poetry

The Old Tree

I watch the aged decrepit tree

Peering through winds of nightfall,

And I see the old eyes, behind them

Raging ignited seas, alive beneath a painting. 121 more words

Poetry