The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet.

The Voyage

But the real travelers are those who leave for leaving’s sake; their hearts are light as balloons, they never diverge from the path of their fate...

By Charles Baudelaire
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10 July

To a Historian

You who celebrate bygones! Who have explored the outward, the surfaces of the races—the life that has exhibited itself; Who have treated of man as the creature of...

By Walt Whitman
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08 July


I have a need of silence and of stars. Too much is said too loudly. I am dazed. The silken road of whirled infinity Is lost in voices shouting...

By William Alexander Percy
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06 July


Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak...

By Max Ehrmann
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05 July

The Paradox

NO lover saith, I love, nor any other Can judge a perfect lover ; He thinks that else none can or will agree, That any loves but he ; I...

By John Donne
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04 July


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...

By Rudyard Kipling
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02 July


…Poems amount to so little when you write them too early in your life. You ought to wait and gather sense and sweetness for a whole...

By Rilke
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01 July