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Duino Elegies: The First Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.
And so I force myself, swallow and hold back
the surging call of my dark sobbing.

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Talking Turkeys!
by Benjamin Zephaniah

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum.
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,
Don't eat it, keep it alive,
It could be yu mate, an not on your plate
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side.
I got lots of friends who are turkeys
An all of dem fear christmas time,

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Can Earth Be Earth?
by Ed Hoffmeister

Can Earth be Earth when all its trees are gone,
And sudsy waters have become unfit,
And poisoned life no longer greets the dawn
With raucous sounds that death has caused to quit?
Will trees no longer wave, with limbs unfurled,
On hapless Earth, that e'er in orbit roams?
Will human ego sacrifice the world
To satiate its lust for pompous homes?
Will distant Space look down on orb that's bald
And ask, "Wise Poet, can you name that sphere?

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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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Hymn To Pan
by Aleister Crowley

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man ! My man !
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan ! Io Pan .
Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady !
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and styrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,

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Recent Tree Poems
Canary
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

treetop canary
singing under cobalt skies ~
unseen midst green leaves

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Reminiscences of the Oak
by Srimita Saha

See how the apricot vines of strawberries crawl along the mahogany hued in vandyke-brown,
See how the emerald foliage scintillate like radiant jaspers in the daybreak.
See how the euphoric sun eavesdrops from the cadmium clouds beyond our Illusions,

See those carnations with colourations of embers from amethysts lost in antiquity.
T'is the heaven endowed upon the timeless notion of my reflections,
Which unlatched this cage of my heart, set alight by the flames of indignation.
This world has dramatically changed; I can feel it in the wind and the crystal rain.

But nothing has changed about this pinnacle of paragon, as it chants a million symphonies of quintessence.

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All's Well at Sundown
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

The sun is richly reddening, upon the lavender skies,
And shadows are deepening, readying night's disguise.
The dinner bell is ringing, calling for me to come in,
Like the end of a play, as tossing of flowers begins!

Then skies turn fire orange, in moments of huge change,
And stars go twinkling, on spatial avenues so strange.
Robins peep from knotholes, preparing for their rest,
And daffodil fields waft scents, by splendor possessed!

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To the Dogwood He Came
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Down hot sunny lane came pink robin,
With a beautiful song in his heart!
He perched on a dogwood in my garden,
A moment of rapture, soon to depart.

Blooming days in my garden of delight.
The afternoon dragged waiting for him;
And he came singing long before night,
Like a rainbow's appearance on a whim!

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If I Am a Catwoman
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

i'd create the purrrrfect vaccine ~ and get stranded in the tree of life

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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson (41 poems about Tree)
    November 13, 1850 / Edinburgh, Scotland - December 3, 1894 / Vailima, Samoa
  • Henry Wadswor Longfellow
    Henry Wadswor Longfellow (40 poems about Tree)
    27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost (34 poems about Tree)
    March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco
  • Banjo Paterson
    Banjo Paterson (31 poems about Tree)
    17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell (29 poems about Tree)
    9 February 1874 – 12 May 1925 / Boston, Massachusetts
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning (27 poems about Tree)
    1812-1889 / London / England
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Rainer Maria Rilke (21 poems about Tree)
    4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic
  • John Clare
    John Clare (19 poems about Tree)
    13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield (19 poems about Tree)
    14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923 / Wellington
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (15 poems about Tree)
    Samuel Coleridge] (1772-1834 / Devon / England
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