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If by Rudyard Kipling always moves me.

If, by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting .

"Washing Day," by Anna Laetitia Barbauld: "Then would I sit me down, and ponder much/Why washings were; sometimes through hollow hole/Of pipe amused we blew, and sent aloft/The floating bubbles; little dreaming then/To see, Montgolfier, thy silken ball/Ride buoyant through the clouds, so near approach/The sports of children and the toils of men."

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.

art--unknown artist--online  (The Road Not Taken--Robert Frost)

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where .

What the Living Do, Marie Howe  A wrenching, spiritual collection about the death of a brother, and sort of about how devastating the dishes are. Howe creates a whole, real life in the shards of everyday objects and errands, and you’ll never forget it.

50 Essential Books of Poetry That Everyone Should Read

W.H Auden  Pour away the ocean and  Sweep up the wood  For nothing now can ever come to any good.

H Auden Pour away the ocean and Sweep up the wood For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Warning by Jenny Joseph #poetry

Warning by Jenny Joseph

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