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by Rupert Brooke

When the white flame in us is gone,
And we that lost the world's delight
Stiffen in darkness, left alone
To crumble in our separate night;

When your swift hair is quiet in death,
And through the lips corruption thrust
Has stilled the labour of my breath --
When we are dust, when we are dust! --


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On Death
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll


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Friend In The Desolate Time
by Erik Johan Stagnelius

Friend, in the desolate time, when your soul is enshrouded in darkness
When, in a deep abyss, memory and feeling die out,
Intellect timidly gropes among shadowy forms and illusions
Heart can no longer sigh, eye is unable to weep;
When, from your night-clouded soul the wings of fire have fallen
And you, to nothing, afraid, feel yourself sinking once more,
Say, who rescues you then?—Who is the comforting angel
Brings to your innermost soul order and beauty again,
Building once more your fragmented world, restoring the fallen
Altar, and when it is raised, lighting the sacred flame?-—


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The Man With Night Sweats
by Thom Gunn

I wake up cold, I who
Prospered through dreams of heat
Wake to their residue,
Sweat, and a clinging sheet.

My flesh was its own shield:
Where it was gashed, it healed.

I grew as I explored
The body I could trust


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Something Childish, But Very Natural
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If I had but two little wings
And were a little feathery bird,
To you I'd fly, my dear!
But thoughts like these are idle things,
And I stay here.

But in my sleep to you I fly:
I'm always with you in my sleep!
The world is all one's own.
But then one wakes, and where am I?


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Saffron Spring
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Blooms bountiful on laughter lane
Purple peonies after raging rain
May melodies, sunshine songs
in emerald elms and garden green
A waking world, scents swirled
Saffron spring, scarlet ruby rose ~
Creamy clouds roam restlessly, slow.

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All Come Together
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

gravity holds us together, for opposites attract ~
we're stardust

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by Ahmet Yalcinkaya

ich sage zu mir, ob ich die Welt aus den Fugen raten soll,
wenn es mir einfällt

andernfalls verliere ich mein Verstand
auf die Trägheit der Verwandten mit Coca-Cola in ihren Händen,
auf die Trägheit der Freunde, der Vertrauten, der Kollegen
ich werde verrückt auf die Trägheit meiner Liebe, meiner Wut,
meines Wissens, meiner Ignoranz,
auf meiner Stirn sind Etikette, die ich in der Entwicklungsschüssel gelöffelt habe,
ich werde verrückt auf die Trägheit meines sehenden Auges, hörenden Ohres…


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Spreading Happiness
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Speaking only kind, constructive words about others,
Prioritizing peace among earth's sisters and brothers,
Remembering green practices, essential to our lives,
Easy as the benign habits, of honeybees in gilt hives.
Always eager to give more than likely to be received,
Devotedly loyal to a loving God, who's never deceived,
Indelibly making being good neighbors a huge priority.
Nurturing friendships helps create a friendly majority.
Generating sunny smiles, giving generously to charity.


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In Memory of Maya Angelou
by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Perched on your strained life’s tree
Jumping from one branch to another
The Caged Bird set herself free…
From your fragile frame
Weakened by 86 summers’ heat,
Flying away from the mortal sight
Beyond the vast blue sky -
For an eternal rest in the abode
Immortalised by your prolific writings..


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  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (88 poems about World)
    5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman (56 poems about World)
    31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare (53 poems about World)
    26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (47 poems about World)
    6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England
  • Saadi Shirazi
    Saadi Shirazi (47 poems about World)
    Sa'di] (1814-1291 / Iran
  • Edgar Lee Masters
    Edgar Lee Masters (45 poems about World)
    23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States
  • John Keble
    John Keble (41 poems about World)
    25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866 / Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke (36 poems about World)
    1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore (34 poems about World)
    28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852 / Dublin
  • Friedrich Schiller
    Friedrich Schiller (34 poems about World)
    10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805 / Marbach, Württemberg
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