Topic: Life

To Celia

There was a strangeness on your lips, Lips that had been so sure; You still were mine but in eclipse, Beside me but obscure....

By Witter Bynner
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20 November

At Even

Hush ye! Hush ye! My babe is sleeping. Hush, ye winds, that are full of sorrow! Hush, ye rains, from your weary weeping! Give him slumber until to-morrow. Hush ye, yet! In the years hereafter, Surely sorrow is all his reaping; Tears shall be in the place of laughter, Give him peace...

By Frederic Manning
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04 November

The Great Adventure

The travel birds which journey in the spring Lust after pleasures of awakened sight; They rout the weather in a truceless fight, And swell their souls with joy of buffeting And constant strife. To know the unknown thing, To see the unseeable in God’s despite, To try his strength against another’s...

By Harold Verschoyle Wrong
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05 October


Not to be conquered by these headlong days, But to stand free: to keep the mind at brood On life’s deep meaning, nature’s altitude Of loveliness, and time’s mysterious ways; At every thought and deed to clear the haze Out of our eyes, considering only this, What man, what life, what...

By Archibald Lampman
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04 October


I sat on the front step with the clouds covering the rays And as I surrendered to the moment I realized the sun doesn’t always shine Sometimes your parents don’t work it out like they promised they would Most times your skin doesn’t resemble that of a porcelain doll And often...

By Breanna Marchand
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29 September

The Life of Man

The world’s a bubble; and the life of man less than a span. In his conception wretched; from the womb so to the tomb: Curst from the cradle, and brought up to years, with cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns the water, or...

By Sir Francis Bacon
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26 September

“Life! I know not what thou art”

Life! I know not what thou art, But know that thou and I must part; And when, or how, or where we met I own to me's a secret yet. Life! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear— Perhaps 'twill cost...

By Anna Laetitia Barbauld
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25 September

A Lament

O world! O Life! O Time! On whose last steps I climb, Trembling at that where I had stood before; When will return the glory of your prime? No more—oh, never more! Out of the day and night A joy has taken flight: Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar Move my faint...

By Percy Shelley
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18 September

A Lesson

There is a flower, the lesser celandine, That shrinks like many more from cold and rain, And the first moment that the sun may shine, Bright as the sun himself, 'tis out again! When hailstones have been falling, swarm on swarm, ...

By William Wordsworth
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17 September

21 21. My father is run over by a car. He is passed out in the road with a blood alcohol content 4 times the legal limit. I do not cry. Four months later, The nurses lose his pulse, And I wonder whose life Flashed before his eyes. Rewinding VHS tapes Old home videos 20. 19. I...

By Patrick Roche
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11 September