Cleanliness by Charles Lamb

Cleanliness – by Charles Lamb Come, my little Robert, near-Fie! what filthy hands are here!Who, that e’er could understandThe rare structure of a hand,With its branching fingers fine,Work itself of hands divine,Strong, yet delicately...

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Auld Lang Syne

“Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, and used to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New...

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Poems – Walter de la Mare

Someoneby Walter de la Mare Someone came knocking At my wee, small door; Someone came knocking, I’m sure — sure — sure; I listened, I opened, I looked to left and right, But nought there was a-stirring In the still, dark night; Only the...

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Poems – John Burroughs

Waiting Serene, I fold my hands and wait,Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,For lo! my own shall come to me. I stay my haste, I make delays,For what avails this eager pace?I stand amid the eternal...

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Poems – Francis William Bourdillion

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes The Night Has a Thousand Eyes THE NIGHT has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, 5 And the heart but one; Yet the light of a...

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Poems – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Solitude Laugh, and the world laughs with you;Weep, and you weep alone;For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,But has trouble enough of its own.Sing, and the hills will answer;Sigh, it is lost on the air;The echoes bound to a joyful...

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Poems – Emily Dickson

Not in Vain Not in Vain If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

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Poems – Rudyard Kipling

If BY RUDYARD KIPLING If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting...

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Poems – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(Sonnet 43) How do I love thee? How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every...

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Poems – William Blake

The Tyger The Chimney Sweeper The Poison Tree The Lamb The Tyger Tyger Tyger, burning bright,In the forests of the night;What immortal hand or eye,Could frame thy fearful symmetry?In what distant deeps or skies.Burnt the fire of thine eyes?On...

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Poems – Robert Louis Stevenson

The Swing My Shadow Where Go the Boats? Foreign Lands The Moon The Swing How do you like to go up in a swing,Up in the air so blue?Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thingEver a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall,Till I can see so...

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