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Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle by John Hay

Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle By John Hay Wall, no! I can’t tell whar he lives, Becase he don’t live, you see; Leastways, he’s got out of the habit Of livin’ like you and me. Whar have you been for … Continue reading

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Stars by Sara Teasdale

Stars by Sara Teasdale Alone in the night On a dark hill With pines around me Spicy and still, – And a heaven full of stars Over my head, White and topaz And misty red; – Myriads with beating Hearts … Continue reading

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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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