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Little Boy Blue
by Eugene Field

The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket molds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new
And the soldier was passing fair,
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.

"Now, don't you go till I come," he said,


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by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave


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The Power Of Ideas
by Anthony Shurland Philland

The power of ideas are immeasurable
They are the hidden treasures which lies
Deep within each and everyone of us
When we take the time to mind them we will find
That they are more precious than diamonds

Ideas which may seem insignificant
Has tremendous power within them
They are the genesis the initiation the foundation
Of all invention and everything which


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The Fallen Elm
by John Clare

Old elm that murmured in our chimney top
The sweetest anthem autumn ever made
And into mellow whispering calms would drop
When showers fell on thy many coloured shade
And when dark tempests mimic thunder made -
While darkness came as it would strangle light
With the black tempest of a winter night
That rocked thee like a cradle in thy root -
How did I love to hear the winds upbraid
Thy strength without - while all within was mute.


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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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Ukraine (traveler's diary, year 2024/in Ukrainian)
by Halyna Myroslava

Україна (щоденник подорожнього, рік 2024)
висіяний з неба біль
перемішує з криком страх і ненависть
вона* ж
мужньо обнесена вогнями
хоча життя доокіл розсипається як її будинки
і присипає землею


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Can I go Back?
by Kailey Norris

Let me sit by the brick fireplace,
Let me wade the river in my clothes,
Can I play in the swimming pool?

Let me bake cookies,
Let me sleep in your t-shirt,
Can I smell your midnight cigarettes?

Let me tan in the sun,
Let me stay awake all night,


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by Johnathon B

It occurs to me.
That while I sit at this bar with a smile on my face because of the small conversations of old timers, the owner and the bartender.
I am overwhelmed by the beauty of life.
It kills me to know these times won't always be.
As I sit here at the end of the bar, and watch the interworking's of everyday people,
it's easy to see how truly special each of their lives are,
and they have no idea...

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When We Were Four
by Jacob George

Dinner each day
The time slowly passes
Four round plates
Two pairs of glasses
Together each day
Never unfurled
Sharing what we had to say
About the world

When summers heat


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Past Lives
by Jacob George

Past lives come and go
People and moments slip away
Sometimes new ideas and hope sink below

As time marches on and trudges through the snow
The ones that really matter stay
Past lives come and go

Things get lost and slip away in the flow
Things you love seem to fade away


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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare (97 poems about Time)
    26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson (81 poems about Time)
    10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy (46 poems about Time)
    2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England
  • Saadi Shirazi
    Saadi Shirazi (31 poems about Time)
    Sa'di] (1814-1291 / Iran
  • Robert Herrick
    Robert Herrick (27 poems about Time)
    1591-1674 / London / England
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Rainer Maria Rilke (16 poems about Time)
    4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic
  •  Samuel Daniel
    Samuel Daniel (15 poems about Time)
    1562 - 1620 / England
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
    Thomas Bailey Aldrich (14 poems about Time)
    November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907 / Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Michael Drayton
    Michael Drayton (13 poems about Time)
    1563 - 1631 / Warwickshire / England
  • Delmore Schwartz
    Delmore Schwartz (13 poems about Time)
    8 December 1913 - 11 July 1966 / Brooklyn / New York / United States
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