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Poem of the Week

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. [...]


Quote of the Day

“Away, away, from men and towns, To the wild wood and the downs, – To the silent wilderness, Where the soul need not repress Its music.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley, (1792-1822), “To Jane, The Invitation,” c.1820


Poem – Oak and Olive – James Elroy Flecker

Oak and Olive THOUGH I was born a Londoner, And bred in Gloucestershire, I walked in Hellas years ago With friends in white attire: And I remember how my soul Drank wine as pure as fire. And when I stand by Charing Cross I can forget to hear The crash of all those smoking wheels, [...]


Poetry – The Night Sky – by Dagny

Last night I asked the stars What they thought of my life Then I asked the night sky They didn’t respond And that was as it should be In the morning I asked the rising sun About happiness About grief The sun didn’t respond And that was as it should be In the afternoon I [...]


Poetry – Robert Frost – The Tuft of Flowers

The mower in the dew had loved them thus,
By leaving them to flourish, not for us,


Poetry – The Leaf and the Tree – Edna St Vincent Millay

The Leaf and the Tree When will you learn, myself, to be a dying leaf on a living tree? Budding, swelling, growing strong, Wearing green, but not for long, Drawing sustenance from air, That other leaves, and you not there, May bud, and at the autumn’s call Wearing russet, ready to fall? Has not this [...]


Poetry – Charles Bukowski – Cows In Art Class

good weather is like good women- it doesn’t always happen and when it does it doesn’t always last. man is more stable: if he’s bad there’s more chance he’ll stay that way, or if he’s good he might hang on, but a woman is changed by children age diet conversation sex the moon the absence [...]


Poetry – Nature rarer uses Yellow by Emily Dickinson

Nature rarer uses Yellow
Than another Hue.
Saves she all of that for Sunsets
Prodigal of Blue


Poetry – Charles Bukowski – The Sparrow

To give life you must take life, and as our grief falls flat and hollow upon the billion-blooded sea I pass upon serious inward-breaking shoals rimmed with white-legged, white-bellied rotting creatures lengthily dead and rioting against surrounding scenes. Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow did to you; I am old when [...]


Poetry – Destroyer – J.P. Cowan

He stands powerful In his mind Over the land Animals fall at his feet Gun smokes in his hand He builds bridges Access into areas Once forgotten With sand and water Nature’s elements Turned against her He laughs Undefeated Conquering Until she reminds him Why she has been here so long

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