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The Raven Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe You may wish to listen to this poem as read aloud by Christopher Walken. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten … Continue reading

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Sonnet VII by John Milton

Sonnet VII: How soon hath Time, the Subtle Thief of Youth ON HIS BEING ARRIVED AT THE AGE OF 23. by John Milton How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! My … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear

One of the first poems I recite when trying to soothe a fussy infant is “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat,” a poem I memorized through endless readings when I was a child. Its rollicking rhythm has bounced many a child … Continue reading

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Solitude An Ode by Alexander Pope

Solitude: An Ode by Alexander Pope     I How happy he, who free from care The rage of courts, and noise of towns; Contented breaths his native air, In his own grounds. II Whose herds with milk, whose fields … Continue reading

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Verses upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet

Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 18th, 1666 by Anne Bradstreet Here follows some verses upon the burning of our house, July. 18th. 1666. Copyed out of a loose Paper. 1     In silent night when rest I took, … Continue reading

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By Night when Others Soundly Slept by Anne Bradstreet

By Night when Others Soundly Slept by Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) 1 By night when others soundly slept 2 And hath at once both ease and Rest, 3 My waking eyes were open kept 4 And so to lie … Continue reading

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The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll “The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright— And this was odd, because it was The … Continue reading

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Boaz Asleep by Victor Hugo

BOAZ ASLEEP (“Booz s’était couché.”) by Victor Hugo Translation by BP. ALEXANDER [original French is below the English] from Hugo’s volume of poems, La Légende des siècles collected in Poems by Victor Hugo, 1888 {Bk. II. vi.} At work within … Continue reading

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Ships That Pass in the Night by Paul Dunbar

SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT by Paul Laurence Dunbar Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing; I look far out into the pregnant night, Where I can hear a solemn booming gun And catch the gleaming … Continue reading

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Lycidas by John Milton

LYCIDAS by John Milton In this Monody the Author bewails a learned Friend, unfortunatly drown’d in his Passage from Chester on the Irish Seas, 1637. And by occasion foretels the ruine of our corrupted Clergy then in their height.   … Continue reading

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