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Best Poetry Books

Title: 50 Essential Books Of Poetry That Everyone Should Read Author: Emily Temple, Flavorwire Full Text & Source: http://flavorwire.com/449473/50-essential-books-of-poetry-that-everyone-should-read The Internet, Online, 3/11/2015 Sample Text: Lighthead, Terrance Hayes Hayes is a people’s poet, writing about pop culture and race and … Continue reading

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25 Minutes To Go By Shel Silverstein

They’re buildin’ the gallows outside my cell. I got 25 minutes to go. And in 25 minutes I’ll be in Hell. I got 24 minutes to go. Well, they give me some beans for my last meal. 23 minutes to … Continue reading

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A Light In The Attic By Shel Silverstein

There’s a light on in the attic. Thought the house is dark and shuttered, I can see a flickerin’ flutter, And I know what it’s about. There’s a light on in the attic. I can see it from the outside. … Continue reading

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Paul Bunyan By Shel Silverstein

He rode through the woods on a big blue ox, He had fists as hard as choppin’ blocks, Five hundred pounds and nine feet tall…that’s Paul. Talk about workin’, when he swung his axe You could hear it ring for … Continue reading

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Sick By Shel Silverstein

“I cannot go to school today,” Said little Peggy Ann McKay. “I have the measles and the mumps, A gash, a rash and purple bumps. My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, I’m going blind in my right eye. … Continue reading

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OH HAVE YOU HEARD by Shel Silverstein

Oh have you heard it’s time for vaccinations? I think someone put salt in your tea. They’re giving us eleven-month vacations. And Florida has sunk into the sea. Oh have you heard the President has measles? The principal has just … Continue reading

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For Sale By Shel Silverstein

One sister for sale! One sister for sale! One crying and spying young sister for sale! I’m really not kidding, So who’ll start the bidding? Do I hear the dollar? A nickel? A penny? Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t … Continue reading

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