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Oh! Weep for Those by Lord Byron

I. Oh! Weep for those that wept by Babel’s stream, Whose shrines are desolate, whose land a dream, Weep for the harp of Judah’s broken shell– Mourn — where their God that dwelt–the Godless dwell! II. And where shall Israel … Continue reading

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The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my … Continue reading

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A Dream, After Reading Dante’s Episode of Paolo and Francesca by John Keats

As Hermes once took to his feathers light, When lulled Argus, baffled, swooned and slept, So on a Delphic reed, my idle spright So played, so charmed, so conquered, so bereft The dragon-world of all its hundred eyes; And seeing … Continue reading

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In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound

THE apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.

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“Hymn to the Evening” by Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American woman to become a published poet. Born in Senegal in the mid-eighteenth century, she was brought on a slave ship to Boston, where she was purchased as a slave. (Yes Virginia, they did … Continue reading

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Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of … Continue reading

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You Men By Sr. Juana Ines De La Cruz

A few months back, I posted a poem by Anne Bradstreet, the first poet of America, and mentioned how cool it was that the first poet of America was a woman. As fate would have it, the first poet of … Continue reading

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