The Deer And The Snake

The deer is humble, lovely as God made her I watch her eyes and think of wonder owned These strange priests enter the cathedral of woods And seven Marys clean their hands to woo her Foot lifted, dagger-sharp—her ears Poised to their points like a ...
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To The Husbandman

LY and lightly the golden seed by the furrow is cover'd;
Yet will a deeper one, friend, cover thy bones at the last
Joyously plough'd and sow'd
Here food all living is budding,
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The Night Bird A Myth

A floating, a
Across the sleeping sea,
All night I heard a singing
Upon the topmost tree
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On The Purple And White Carnation

AS a bright May morn, and each opening flower Lay sunning itself in Flora's bower;
Young Love, who was fluttering round, espied The blossoms so gay in their painted pride;
And he gazed on the point of a feathered dart,
For mischief ...
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For Jane With All the Love I Had Which Was Not Enough

I pick up the skirt,
I pick up the sparkling beads in black,this thing that moved oncearound flesh,and I call God a liar,
I say anything that movedlike thator knewmy namecould never diein the common verity of dying,and I pick up her love...
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The Summer Rain

My books I'd fain cast off,
I cannot read, 'Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large Down in the meadow, where is richer feed, And will not mind to hit their proper target
Plutarch was good, and so was Homer too, Our Shakespeare's ...
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The Things We Dare Not Tell

The fields are fair in autumn yet, and the sun's still shining there,
But we bow our heads and we brood and fret, because of the masks we wear;
Or we nod and smile the social while, and we say we're doing well,
But we break our hear...
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The Ole In The Ark

One evening at dusk as Noah stood on his Ark,
Putting green oil in starboard side lamp,
His wife came along and said, 'Noah, summat's wrong,
Our cabin is getting quite damp
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To The Cuckoo

HE New-comer
I have heard,
I hear thee and rejoice
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Of the four Humours in Mans Constitution

The former four now ending their discourse,
Ceasing to vaunt their good, or threat their force
Lo other four step up, crave leave to
The native qualityes that from them flow:
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The Future Of Hands

The trees held up their silent
As if they mattered
But on one main street of bars and lights,
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The Vulgar Little Lady

"But, mamma, now, " said Charlotte, "pray, don't you believe That I'm better than Jenny, my nurse
Only see my red shoes, and the lace on my sleeve; Her clothes are a thousand times worse
"I ride in my coach, and have ...
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The Ball Poem

What is the boy now, who has lost his ball,
What, what is he to do
I saw it go Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then Merrily over—there it is in the water
No use to say 'O there are other balls':
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From The Conflict Of Convictions

The Ancient of Days forever is young,  Forever the scheme of Nature thrives;
I know a wind in purpose strong--  It spins _against_ the way it drives
What if the gulfs their slimed foundations    bare
So deep must the stones be
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The Lament Of The Old Nurse

SE Our mistress bids me with all speed to call Aegisthus to the strangers, that he come And hear more clearly, as a man from man, This newly brought report
Before her slaves, Under set eyes of melancholy cast, She hid her inner chuckle at the...
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The Forest Path

Oh, the charm of idle dreaming Where the dappled shadows dance,
All the leafy aisles are teeming With the lure of old romance
Down into the forest dipping, Deep and deeper as we go,
One might fancy dryads slipping Where the white-st...
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