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A poem by Oscar Wilde: Portia

Portia I MARVEL not Bassanio was so bold To peril all he had upon the lead, Or that proud Aragon bent low his head, Or that Morocco’s fiery heart grew cold: For in that gorgeous dress of beaten gold Which ...

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A Poem by Billy Collins: I Ask You

  I Ask You What scene would I want to be enveloped in more than this one, an ordinary night at the kitchen table, floral wallpaper pressing in, white cabinets full of glass, the telephone silent, a pen tilted back ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: City Visions

City Visions I As the blind Milton’s memory of light, The deaf Beethoven’s phantasy of tone, Wroght joys for them surpassing all things known In our restricted sphere of sound and sight,– So while the glaring streets of brick and ...

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