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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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The Pirates of Penzance

Years ago, I met a group practicing for a play. It was a Gilbert and Sullivan play, but I did not know that at the time. I enjoyed the singing and the lyrics, and one of the friends with me … 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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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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To the Dandelion by James Russell Lowell

Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride uphold, High-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they An Eldorado in the grass have found, … Continue reading

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