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He Made This Screen by Marianne Moore

not of silver nor of coral, but of weatherbeaten laurel. Here, he introduced a sea uniform like tapestry; here, a fig-tree; there, a face; there, a dragon circling space— designating here, a bower; there, a pointed passion-flower. Advertisements

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A Song Of Swords By Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“A drove of cattle came into a village called Swords; and was stopped by the rioters.”–Daily Paper. In the place called Swords on the Irish road It is told for a new renown How we held the horns of the … Continue reading

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Phantasmagoria Canto VII ( Sad Souvenaunce ) by Lewis Carroll

“What’s this?” I pondered. “Have I slept? Or can I have been drinking?” But soon a gentler feeling crept Upon me, and I sat and wept An hour or so, like winking. “No need for Bones to hurry so!” I … Continue reading

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The Fox and the Stork by Jean de la Fontaine

    Old Father Fox, who was known to be mean, Invited Dame Stork in to dinner. There was nothing but soup that could scarcely be seen: – Soup never was served any thinner. And the worst of it was, … Continue reading

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The Song of the Stars by Clark Ashton Smith

 From the final reach of the upper night To the nether darks where the comets die, From the outmost bourn of the reigns of light To the central gloom of the midmost sky, In our mazeful gyres we fly. And … Continue reading

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The Naming of Cats in TS Eliot’s Own Voice

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Unguarded Gates by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

WIDE open and unguarded stand our gates, Named of the four winds, North, South, East, and West; Portals that lead to an enchanted land Of cities, forests, fields of living gold, Vast prairies, lordly summits touched with snow, Majestic rivers … Continue reading

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