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Maude Clare
by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Out of the church she followed them
With a lofty step and mien:
His bride was like a village maid,
Maude Clare was like a queen.

“Son Thomas, ” his lady mother said,
With smiles, almost with tears:
“May Nell and you but live as true
As we have done for years;


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A Fantasy
by Louise Gluck

I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
Every day, in funeral homes, new widows are born,
new orphans. They sit with their hands folded,
trying to decide about this new life.

Then they're in the cemetery, some of them
for the first time. They're frightened of crying,
sometimes of not crying. Someone leans over,
tells them what to do next, which might mean


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The Cinnamon Peeler
by Michael Ondaatje

If I were a cinnamon peeler
I would ride your bed
And leave the yellow bark dust
On your pillow.

Your breasts and shoulders would reek
You could never walk through markets
without the profession of my fingers
floating over you. The blind would
stumble certain of whom they approached


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A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter
by Henry Timrod

Is she not lovely! Oh! when, long ago,
My own dead mother gazed upon my face,
As I stood blushing near in bridal snow,
I had not half her beauty and her grace.

Yet that fond mother praised, the world caressed,
And ONE adored me -- how shall HE who soon
Shall wear my gentle flower upon his breast,
Prize to its utmost worth the priceless boon?


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The Country Of Marriage
by Wendell Berry


I dream of you walking at night along the streams
of the country of my birth, warm blooms and the nightsongs
of birds opening around you as you walk.
You are holding in your body the dark seed of my sleep.


This comes after silence. Was it something I said


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My Realization On A Day
by Pijush Biswas

What sluggish wind, by our love, may pervade now tell
The love, which flew over the lea will see that wind
Whose caressing hands were it's cause to spell
Or, years which grown pale by thy deny were really kind?
What the leaf-fringed horizon, again, bewitch us?
What pensiveness, out of acquaintance, did fuss
So that we, palpably were too unfit to attain.

Now thou can't be my prey, as thou art thyself aimed
They've the land, own, which I fell part in these


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snap out of it
by aditya vats

Dawdling faintin’ echoes melted
on the great wooden door

her tiny green eyes sighed
at his greasy black hair and
noted his lazy brown almond eyes

“He-hey Luna- can we talk?
Please this one time”


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Losing a husband
by Sharon Morgan

A hand that is held tight,
a silent kiss
A cup of tea, a hearty meal
Someone to laugh with
and to chatter without breaks

A hug, a squeeze
Before you wake and remember
that you were dreaming of what was
A smile, a silent glance


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Alignment of the hearts
by Ashraf Mahmoud

This is your hand
And this is my hand
Two faces in the ancient sand
This is your heart
And this is my heart
An Aesthetic view of a piece of art
This is your hair
And this is my hair
Open windows in the calming air
This is your shirt


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Anderson CMXVI
by Lee-Ann Azzopardi

Let me kiss away the tears
As you fall asleep
It has been a hard day
And we deserve a moment's peace
With the pressure of yr job
And me, with the kids
We are about to explode
I know the travelling is getting to you
And the kids are wondering
If we are getting a divorce


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