Monthly Archives: July 2015

My Papa’s Waltz By Theodore Roethke

The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy. We romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother’s countenance Could not unfrown itself. The … Continue reading

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A Father To His Son By Carl Sandburg

A father sees his son nearing manhood. What shall he tell that son? “Life is hard; be steel; be a rock.” And this might stand him for the storms and serve him for humdrum monotony and guide him among sudden … Continue reading

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Danse Russe By William Carlos Williams

If when my wife is sleeping and the baby and Kathleen are sleeping and the sun is a flame-white disc in silken mists above shining trees,- if I in my north room dance naked, grotesquely before my mirror waving my … Continue reading

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The Portrait By Stanley Kunitz

My mother never forgave my father for killing himself, especially at such an awkward time and in a public park, that spring when I was waiting to be born. She locked his name in her deepest cabinet and would not … Continue reading

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I Opened A Book By Julia Donaldson

I opened up a book and in I strode Now nobody can find me I’ve left my chair, my house, my road My town and my world behind me I’m wearing my cloak I’ve slipped on the ring I’ve swallowed … Continue reading

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Poetry Archive

Title: Poetry Archive Author: The Poetry Archive Full Text & Source: http://www.poetryarchive.org/ The Internet, Online, 28/7/2015 Sample Text: The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a … Continue reading

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Famous Poetry Online

Title: Famous Poetry Online Author: Linda Alchin Full Text & Source: http://www.famousliteraryworks.com/ The Internet, Online, 28/7/2015 Sample Text: A free, online famous poetry resource providing the famous poems by the World’s most popular Poets. Whether your search is for Classic or … Continue reading

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