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Poems to Learn by Heart by Ana Sampson

“Reading poetry – letting phrases wash over you and seizing on the passages that best describe a certain feeling – is a wonderful way to spend time. 464 more words


It ain't easy

bottomless flask of
carefully suppressed feelings
threatening to spill

a flood is deadly
the waves will sweep you away
and mess is a pain

since birth i have been… 7 more words


Six for Wednesday ~ 3 "Schrödinger's Cat"

Your heart keeps shattering
my grave expectations.
Strips of canvas drenched
in carnivorous red.
Signs, oracles, prophets
What is to come? What is to come? 75 more words



Might it ever occur to them that what they have is but a glimpse of the antechamber?



I am quite an empty vessel.
And I can’t remember the last time I finished reading an entire article without glossing over it.

There’s so much information going on all around, so many things I’ve yet to explore. 33 more words


Can you sing Amy Winehouse if you’ve never lived in London?

Do you need to be an expert on Roger Moore and Tanqueray before you can sing You Know I’m no Good? Do you need to know that Stella isn’t a girl and that chips and pitta look like this? 18 more words

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

As promised last week, this Saturday brings us to another spotlight on a somewhat lengthy poem worth taking the time to read and enjoy. Last week I mentioned on of my favorite Arthurian poems, … 441 more words

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