Tag Archives: poetry

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W. H. Auden

“The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.”
Stop all the Clocks, a.k.a. Funeral Blues

April is National Poetry Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite lines from some of my favorite poets. Today, please enjoy this snippet by W.H. Auden.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

“I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one. ”
– Afternoon on a Hill

April is National Poetry Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite lines from some of my favorite poets. Today, please enjoy this snippet by Edna St. Vincent Millay. I dedicate this post to my dear, departed friend, Kia.

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Emily Dickinson

“A WORD is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”

April is National Poetry Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite lines from some of my favorite poets. Today, please enjoy Emily Dickinson.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.”
– The Rainy Day

April is National Poetry Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite lines from some of my favorite poets. Today, I’m sharing my favorite snippet from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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William Blake

“And we are put on earth a little space,
That we may learn to bear the beams of love.”
– The Little Black Boy

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
– “To See a World,” fragment from Auguries of Innocence

“Can I see another’s woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another’s grief,
And not seek for kind relief?”
– On Another’s Sorrow

April is National Poetry Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite lines from some of my favorite poets. Today, we begin with William Blake.