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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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Animals and the Stars by Paul Cameron Brown

 Crickets are a strange place, cricks of dew hemmed with hoar-frost mushrooming by a door. The glens are fashions of a loom eerie pads are nightly rooms. The padlocks remove the key as grass-hoppers keep the meadow free. A twilight … Continue reading

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Keep Going by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Is the goal distant, and troubled the road, And the way long? And heavy your load? Then gird up your courage, and say ‘I am strong,’ And keep going. Is the work weary, and endless the grind And petty the … Continue reading

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The Tramp by John Clare

 He eats (a moment’s stoppage to his song) The stolen turnip as he goes along; And hops along and heeds with careless eye The passing crowded stage coach reeling bye. He talks to none but wends his silent way, And … Continue reading

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Merlin II by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The rhyme of the poet Modulates the king’s affairs; Balance-loving Nature Made all things in pairs. To every foot its antipode; Each color with its counter glowed; To every tone beat answering tones, Higher or graver; Flavor gladly blends with … Continue reading

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