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You Want a Social Life, with Friends | Kenneth Koch

0 Comments August 3, 2015

You Want a Social Life, with Friends Kenneth Koch You want a social life, with friends. A passionate love life and as well To work hard every day. What’s true Is of these three you may have two And two can pay you dividends But never may have three. There isn’t time enough, my friends– […]

William Butler Yeats | The White Birds

0 Comments November 13, 2014

The White Birds William Butler Yeats View image | gettyimages.com I would that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea! We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee; And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the […]

Derek Walcott | Love After Love

0 Comments October 2, 2014

Love After Love Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your […]

William Shakespeare~~Sonnet 116

0 Comments May 31, 2010

I had the first couple of lines, with their curious, beautiful syntax, stuck in my head today. I struggled to recall where they were from. Shakespeare, obviously, but where? One of the plays with end-rhymed soliloquies? That narrows it, but contextually, they could fit in many places. Shakespeare is full of suitable matches. I had […]

Stephen Crane– Line XL

0 Comments March 20, 2008

It is sometimes forgotten that Crane wrote poetry–or anything other than The Red Badge of Courage, for that matter–and in his collection The Black Riders, from which this selection comes, he himself referred to them as “lines” and not poems. XL. And you love me I love you. You are, then, cold coward. Aye; but, […]

Dorothy Parker – Somebody’s Song

0 Comments January 11, 2007

    Dorothy Parker – Somebody’s Song   This is what I vow; He shall have my heart to keep, Sweetly will we stir and sleep, All the years, as now. Swift the measured sands may run; Love like this is never done; He and I are welded one: This is what I vow.   […]

Robert Burns – 379. Song—Fragment—Love for love

0 Comments July 18, 2006

Robert Burns – 379. Song—Fragment—Love for love ITHERS seek they ken na what, Features, carriage, and a’ that; Gie me love in her I court, Love to love maks a’ the sport. Let love sparkle in her e’e; Let her lo’e nae man but me; That’s the tocher-gude I prize, There the luver’s treasure lies.

e.e. cummings–yours is the music for no instrument

0 Comments June 12, 2006

yours is the music for no instrument yours the preposterous colour unbeheld –mine the unbought contemptuous intent till this our flesh merely shall be excelled by speaking flower (if I have made songs it does not greatly matter to the sun, nor will rain care cautiously who prolongs unserious twilight) shadows have begun the hair’s […]

George Herbert – Love (III)

0 Comments June 2, 2006

George Herbert – Love (III)   Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack, From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, If I lack’d anything.   A guest, I answer’d, worthy to be here: Love said, You shall […]

Stephen Crane–Line XL

0 Comments May 30, 2006

It is sometimes forgotten that Crane wrote poetry–or anything other than The Red Badge of Courage, for that matter–and in his collection The Black Riders, from which this selection comes, he himself referred to them as “lines” and not poems. XL. And you love me I love you. You are, then, cold coward. Aye; but, […]