Topic: Love

Threnody (Fragments)

The south-wind brings Life, sunshine, and desire, And on every mount and meadow Breathes aromatic fire, But over the dead he has no power, The lost, the lost he cannot restore, And, looking over the hills, I mourn The darling who shall not return.I see my empty house, I see my trees repair...

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
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03 January

The Subverted Flower

She drew back; he was calm: "It is this that had the power." And he lashed his open palm With the tender-headed flower. He smiled for her to smile, But she was either blind Or willfully unkind. He eyed her for a while For a woman and a puzzle. He flicked and flung the...

By Robert Frost
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02 January

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message 'He is Dead'. Put crepe bows round the...

By W. H. Auden
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24 December

The Good Man in Hell

If a good man were ever housed in Hell By needful error of the qualities, Perhaps to prove the rule or shame the devil, Or speak the truth only a stranger sees,Would he, surrendering quick to obvious hate, Fill half eternity with cries and tears, Or watch beside Hell's little...

By Edwin Muir
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23 December

Madness

(For Sara Teasdale)The lonely farm, the crowded street, The palace and the slum, Give welcome to my silent feet As, bearing gifts, I come.Last night a beggar crouched alone, A ragged helpless thing; I set him on a moonbeam throne -- Today he is a king.Last night a king in orb...

By Joyce Kilmer
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15 December

Love’s Lantern

(For Aline)Because the road was steep and long And through a dark and lonely land, God set upon my lips a song And put a lantern in my hand.Through miles on weary miles of night That stretch relentless in my way My lantern burns serene and white, An unexhausted cup of...

By Joyce Kilmer
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14 December

Away

I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead- . He is just away!With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand He has wandered into an unknown land,And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, since he lingers there.And you-...

By James Whitcomb Riley
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11 December

Children

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'And he said:Your children are not your children.They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.They come through you but not from you,And though they are with you,...

By Khalil Gibran
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10 December

Life In A Love

Escape me? Never--- Beloved! While I am I, and you are you, So long as the world contains us both, Me the loving and you the loth While the one eludes, must the other pursue. My life is a fault at last, I fear: It seems too much like a fate, indeed! Though I...

By Robert Browning
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09 December