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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair


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My Guardian Angel
by Robert William Service

When looking back I dimly see
The trails my feet have trod,
Some hand divine, it seems to me,
Has pulled the strings with God;
Some angel form has lifeward leaned
When hope for me was past;
Some love sublime has intervened
To save me at the last.

For look you! I was born a fool,


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by Richard Kell

They paddle with staccato feet
In powder-pools of sunlight,
Small blue busybodies
Strutting like fat gentlemen
With hands clasped
Under their swallowtail coats;
And, as they stump about,
Their heads like tiny hammers
Tap at imaginary nails
In non-existent walls.


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by Wilfred Owen

He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park
Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn,
Voices of play and pleasure after day,
Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him.

About this time Town used to swing so gay
When glow-lamps budded in the light blue trees,
And girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim,-


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by Li-Young Lee

We two sit on our bed, you
between my legs, your back to me, your head
slightly bowed, that I may brush and braid
your hair. My father
did this for my mother,
just as I do for you. One hand
holds the hem of you hair, the other
works the brush. Both hands climb
as the strokes grow


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Winter Winds
by Kailey Norris

Winter winds,
Chills sent through my body.
Falling leaves,
Memory of what once was
Frosted glass,
A reminder, I am outside the window.
Chattering teeth,
Secluded from the warmth inside.

Winter winds,


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dreaming of kaleidoscopes
by Chris Wind

whirls a storm
of scarlet and crimson
the cobweb drips
and black and blue

black blue shrouds
the bleeding petals
scabs and scars


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Dead Tree
by N Jacob

I was sitting under the Sigillaria Tree.
For I have been set free,
So I scream with glee!
While the stitching made me bleed.
I am forced to concede.

Forced my arms to my chest,
And I hold me close with no rest,
For I am trapped in this stitched arm unrest,
I am the court jester.


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by Aryan Bhardwaj

Darkness being an introvert, has
a different meaning for me

It not only means no light
but a world away so bright

Darkness, the absence of people or
a crowd so large...

it prevents a busload of feelins


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... am I?
by Brandon Saulter

I woke up in this place. It's dark, I can't see. I don't know where I am.
I call out for help. Can anyone hear me? I don't think they can.
Fear sets in. I freeze.
My breath gets shallow and I drop to my knees.
Are my eyes closed? Are they open? Why can't I see?
What is going on? I need to stop and to breathe.
I breathe in. I breathe out. I breathe in. And out.
Is this a dream? Am I dead? What's this about?
My heart is pounding. Like it wants out of my chest.
I can feel it, so I'm real. But what about the rest?


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  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (44 poems about Dark)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
  •  Mary Darby Robinson
    Mary Darby Robinson (39 poems about Dark)
    1758 - 1800 / England
  • James Macpherson
    James Macpherson (33 poems about Dark)
    27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796 / Ruthven, Kingussie, Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
  • Philip Levine
    Philip Levine (32 poems about Dark)
    January 10, 1928 / Detroit, Michigan
  • Conrad Potter Aiken
    Conrad Potter Aiken (29 poems about Dark)
    Conrad Aiken] (5 August 1889 – 17 August 1973 / Savannah, Georgia
  • Siegfried Sassoon
    Siegfried Sassoon (28 poems about Dark)
    1886 - 1967 / Kent / England
  • William Blake
    William Blake (27 poems about Dark)
    28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence (27 poems about Dark)
    D.H. Lawrence] (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 / Nottinghamshire / England
  • Henry Van Dyke
    Henry Van Dyke (26 poems about Dark)
    10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas (22 poems about Dark)
    27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953 / Swansea / Wales
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