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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


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


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


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


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


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.”


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