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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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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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by Michael Palmer

Write this. We have burned all their villages

Write this. We have burned all the villages and the people in them

Write this. We have adopted their customs and their manner of dress

Write this. A word may be shaped like a bed, a basket of tears or an X

In the notebook it says, It is the time of mutations, laughter at jokes,
secrets beyond the boundaries of speech


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by Sara Teasdale

I am afraid, oh I am so afraid!
The cold black fear is clutching me to-night
As long ago when they would take the light
And leave the little child who would have prayed,
Frozen and sleepless at the thought of death.
My heart that beats too fast will rest too soon;
I shall not know if it be night or noon, --
Yet shall I struggle in the dark for breath?
Will no one fight the Terror for my sake,
The heavy darkness that no dawn will break?


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In Spite Of War
by Angela Morgan

In spite of war, in spite of death,
In spite of all man's sufferings,
Something within me laughs and sings
And I must praise with all my breath.
In spite of war, in spite of hate
Lilacs are blooming at my gate,
Tulips are tripping down the path
In spite of war, in spite of wrath.
"Courage!" the morning-glory saith;
"Rejoice!" the daisy murmureth,


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by Pilgrim Roy

Light, uncreated shining upon the earth
born within the stable by virgin birth.
Light, immortal descending from above;
embracing the world with God's perfect love.

Light, resplendent illuminating the way,
dispelling the darkness and brightening the day.
Light, inextinguishable even in death,
crying 'Father forgive' with His dying breath.


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I come from a star
by Baramundi Roy

Light through the darkness comes from afar
Shining in the night sky from every star.
travelling across such vast distances
and speaking into today's circumstances.

What are you saying to me, oh wondrous star?
What is the message that you have brought so far?
It speaks of distances beyond comprehension.
It speaks of the splendour of God’s creation.


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Light Needed Within
by Somali Mukherjee

There's light everywhere;
Still, our hearts are full of murk;
We need light indeed.

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Vanilla Moon
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Vanilla moon of the billion star, milky night,
Peering over luxuriant treetops, evergreen.
Ivory clouds drift away to blues and bright,
On a spicy, pearl night, like none ever seen.

Daisy moon in onyx, all cream and chiffon,
With what loveliness is darkness enhanced.
Its alabaster rays pour upon a snowy swan-
Joy pranced on a path that sun last danced!

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A Sonnet 04: Lonely Combing
by Ayatullah Nurjati

Our point of view is far away
If you say almost more than billions of cubits
Or if it is made more than 1 million light years away
It is clear that there is a distance between you and me like space in gigabits

I am loving you
Being away from you seems to deny your ego, which said you are loving me
I now seem to believe more and more in the legitimacy of that fact I am still loving you
Obviously, I've never been ambiguous if what I feel is without having to say a dime


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  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore (70 poems about Light)
    28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852 / Dublin
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (70 poems about Light)
    5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
  • Algernon Charl Swinburne
    Algernon Charl Swinburne (67 poems about Light)
    5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London
  • John Keble
    John Keble (60 poems about Light)
    25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866 / Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • John Hay
    John Hay (42 poems about Light)
    8 October 1838 – 1 July 1905 / Salem, Indiana
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (42 poems about Light)
    22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore (41 poems about Light)
    Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (39 poems about Light)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke (38 poems about Light)
    1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England
  • Henry Wadswor Longfellow
    Henry Wadswor Longfellow (38 poems about Light)
    27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine
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