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Fame Is a Bee

Fame is a bee. It has a song – It has a sting – Ah, too, it has a wing. – Emily Dickinson

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By Chivalries As Tiny

By Chivalries as tiny, A Blossom, or a Book, The seeds of smiles are planted — Which blossom in the dark. Emily Dickinson

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The Fool’s Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill

The Fool’s Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill The royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: ‘Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!’ – The jester doffed … Continue reading

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El Dorado by Edgar Allan Poe

El Dorado By Edgar Allan Poe Gaily bedight,    A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow,    Had journeyed long,    Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. –    But he grew old—    This knight so bold— And o’er his heart a … Continue reading

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Quatrains by John Bannister Tabb

Father Damien O God, the cleanest offering Of tainted earth below, Unblushing to thy feet we bring— “A leper white as snow!“   Deep Unto Deep Where limpid waters lie between, There only heaven to heaven is seen: Where flows … Continue reading

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Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe It was many and many a year ago,    In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know    By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived … Continue reading

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The Arsenal at Springfield by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Arsenal at Springfield By HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW This is the Arsenal. From floor to ceiling,       Like a huge organ, rise the burnished arms; But from their silent pipes no anthem pealing       Startles the villages with strange alarms. – Ah! … Continue reading

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