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A RED RED ROSE – Poetry, by Robert Burns

A RED RED ROSE – O, my Luve’s like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June. O, my Luve’s like a melodie, that’s sweetly play’d in tune. As fair as thou, my bonnie lass, so deep in luve am I. And I will love thee still, my dear, till a’ the seas gang dry. Till a’ the seas ...

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A DAUGHTER OF EVE – Poetry, by Christina Rossetti

A DAUGHTER OF EVE – A fool I was to sleep at noon, and wake when night is chilly beneath the comfortless cold moon. A fool to pluck my rose too soon, a fool to snap my lily. My garden-plot I have not kept. Faded and all-forsaken, I weep as I have never wept: Oh it was summer when I ...

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BABY PICTURE – Poetry, by Anne Gray Harvey

At the age of 46 – in 1974 – she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Anne Gray Harvey was born in Massachusetts and lived in San Francisco and Baltimore. In 1954 she was diagnosed with postpartum depression, and in 1955 (on her birthday), she attempted suicide, but was encouraged by her doctor to pursue an interest. Writing poetry. Reading, ...

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BURNING ONESELF OUT – Poetry, by Adrienne Rich

She is best known as a key figure in feminist poetry. For she, transformation goes beyond the act of writing, and Adrienne Rich (1929/2012) delineated her poetics relatively early in her career in a 1971 essay. The form of her poems, also you can discover that has evolved with her content, moving from tight formalist lyrics to experimental poems, also ...

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TO BE NOBODY – Poetry, by Edward Estlin Cummings

Love poems and descriptive nature poems, would always be his favoured forms. Edward Estlin Cummings (1894/1962), he was born in Massachusetts, to indulgent parents who encouraged him to develop his creative gifts. In 1917 he volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. At the end of the First World War, he went to Paris to study art. ...

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FOR HIM I SING – Poetry, by Walt Whitman

On the West Hills of Long Island (New York), he was born 1819, on May day. His father was a carpenter and his mother barely literate that gave him unconditional love. At the age of eleven Walt Whitman was withdrawn from public school, to help support his family. At the age of twelve he fell in love with the written ...

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ANOTHER SKY – Emily Elizabeth Dickinson: the brighter garden, where not a frost has been

As a result of life of solitude, she was able to focus on her world more sharply than other authors of her time. She (the second daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson), was born on December 10, 1830 in Massachusetts, into the quiet community of Amherst. Emily and her sisters nurtured in a quiet family, when always her mother ...

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THEY TELL YOU THING – By Dastilige Nevante’s poems

WITH MY OWN EYES They tell you things distant in time, but close in the emotion of their memory. With my best wishes for your, unchanged, they accompany you. (Dastilige Nevante) This page is from the collection of poems ASTONISHMENT – STUPORE, published by Meeting Benches in the e-book versions of English http://meetingbenches.com/e-book-english-version/ and Italian http://meetingbenches.com/book-italian-version/

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INTO MY OWN – Poetry, by Robert Frost

He wrote poems whose philosophical dimensions transcend any region. Although his verse forms are traditional, he was a pioneer in the interplay of rhythm and meter. Robert Frost, born San Francisco (Mar. 26, 1874), and dead Boston (Jan. 29, 1963). At the age of 38, he sold the farm moving with his family to England, where he could devote himself ...

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THE WAKE – Poetry, by Jules Supervielle

THE WAKE We saw the wake, but nothing of the boat, because it was happiness that had passed by. They gazed at each other, deep in their eyes a perception at last of the promised clearing, where great stags were running in all their freedom. No hunter entered that country without tears. It was the next day, after a night ...

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