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A poem by Oscar Wilde: Silentium Amoris

Silentium Amoris AS oftentimes the too resplendent sun Hurries the pallid and reluctant moon Back to her sombre cave, ere she hath won A single ballad from the nightingale, So doth thy Beauty make my lips to fail, And all …

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A poem by Pablo Neruda: Sonnet LXXXI

Sonnet LXXXI And now you’re mine. Rest with your dream in my dream. Love and pain and work should all sleep, now. The night turns on its invisible wheels, and you are pure beside me as a sleeping amber. No …

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A poem by Robert Browning: From ‘Pauline’

  From ‘Pauline’ O God, where does this tend—these struggling aims? What would I have? What is this ‘sleep’, which seems To bound all? can there be a ‘waking’ point Of crowning life? The soul would never rule— It would …

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A poem by Robert Burns: Address To The Tooth-Ache

  Address To The Tooth-Ache My curse upon your venom’d stang, That shoots my tortur’d gums alang; And thro’ my lugs gies mony a twang, Wi’ gnawing vengeance; Tearing my nerves wi’ bitter pang, Like racking engines! When fevers burn, …

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Poem by Robert Frost: Ghost House

  Ghost House I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls, And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. O’er …

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سروده ای از رازق فانی : حکایت

  حکایت . این حکایت از من حیران شنو قصه ی ما از دل گریان شنو قصه ی صحرای این سوزان جان بر تو گویم ای ضمیر نکته دان قصه ی شرح وصال و فرقتی قصه ی خندیدنی و عزلتی …

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A Poem by Rudyard Kipling: “Fuzzy-Wuzzy”

  “Fuzzy-Wuzzy” (Soudan Expeditionary Force) We’ve fought with many men acrost the seas, An’ some of ’em was brave an’ some was not: The Paythan an’ the Zulu an’ Burmese; But the Fuzzy was the finest o’ the lot. We …

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A Poem by Sappho: Like the gods. . .

  Like the gods. . . In my eyes he matches the gods, that man who sits there facing you–any man whatever– listening from closeby to the sweetness of your voice as you talk, the sweetness of your laughter: yes, …

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A Poem by Thomas Hardy: Amabel

  Amabel I MARKED her ruined hues, Her custom-straitened views, And asked, “Can there indwell My Amabel?” I looked upon her gown, Once rose, now earthen brown; The change was like the knell Of Amabel. Her step’s mechanic ways Had …

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A Poem by John Milton: Sonnet 23

Sonnet 23 XXIII Methought I saw my late espoused saint Brought to me, like Alcestis, from the grave, Whom Jove’s great son to her glad husband gave, Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint. Mine, as whom washed …

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A Poem by Victor Marie Hugo: A Une Femme

  A Une Femme Enfant! si j’étais roi, je donnerais l’empire, Et mon char, et mon sceptre, et mon peuple à genoux Et ma couronne d’or, et mes bains de porphyre, Et mes flottes, à qui la mer ne peut …

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