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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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The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Chambered Nautilus By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main,— The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren … Continue reading

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Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concord Hymn By RALPH WALDO EMERSON Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837 By the rude bridge that arched the flood,    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood    And fired the … Continue reading

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Hymn to the Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hymn to the Night By HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Aspasie, trillistos. I heard the trailing garments of the Night       Sweep through her marble halls! I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light       From the celestial walls! – I felt her … Continue reading

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