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A Poem by Billy Collins: Snow Day

Snow Day Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything, the landscape vanished, not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness, and beyond these windows the government buildings smothered, schools and libraries buried, ...

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Humanism by Abdul Wahab

  Humanism The definition of humanism is too complicated And as diverse as the universe But to me it is to disbelieve Rather than to have a belief upon Ideas and notions which lower my dignity And curtail my freedom ...

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A Poem by Victor Marie Hugo: A Sunset

  A Sunset I love the evenings, passionless and fair, I love the evens, Whether old manor-fronts their ray with golden fulgence leavens, In numerous leafage bosomed close; Whether the mist in reefs of fire extend its reaches sheer, Or ...

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A Poem by Taslima Nasrin: Border

  Border I’m going to move ahead. Behind me my whole family is calling, My child is pulling my sari-end, My husband stands blocking the door, But I will go. There’s nothing ahead but a river. I will cross. I ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Magnetism

Magnetism   By the impulse of my will, By the red flame in my blood, By me nerves’ electric thrill, By the passion of my mood, My concentrated desire, My undying, desperate love, I ignore Fate, I defy her, Iron-hearted ...

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