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Lament, for Cocoa

Lament, For Cocoa

John Updike

The scum has come.

My cocoa’s cold.

The cup is numb,

And I grow old.

It seems an age

Since from the pot… 64 more words

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Langston Hughes

O, sweep of stars over Harlem streets,

O, little breath of oblivion that is night.

A city building

To a mother’s song. 33 more words

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The Love Tree

The Love Tree

Countee Cullen

Come, let us plant our love as farmers plant

A seed, and you shall water it with tears,

And I shall weed it with my hands until… 93 more words

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Out of the bosom of the Air,

Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,

Over the woodlands brown and bare… 102 more words

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A Riddle, On the Letter E

A Riddle, On the Letter E

George Gordon, Lord Byron

The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space,

The beginning of every end, and the end of every place.

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The Sick Rose - William Blake

The Sick Rose

William Blake

O Rose, thou art sick —

The invisible worm,

That flies in the night

In the howling storm,

Has found out thy bed… 37 more words

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A Just-Finishing Candle - Rumi

A Just-Finishing Candle

Rumi translated by Coleman Barks

A candle is made to become entirely flame.

In that annihilating moment

it has no shadow.

It is nothing but a tongue of light… 32 more words

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