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The Rock Cries Out to Us Today by Maya Angelou..

The Rock Cries Out to Us Today by Maya Angelou A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Mark the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any … Continue reading

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The Lesson by Maya Angelou..

The Lesson by Maya Angelou I keep on dying again. Veins collapse, opening like the Small fists of sleeping Children. Memory of old tombs, Rotting flesh and worms do Not convince me against The challenge. The years And cold defeat … Continue reading

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Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou..

Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and … Continue reading

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Still I Rise by Maya Angelou..

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you … Continue reading

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Night Journey by Theodore Roethke..

Night Journey by Theodore Roethke Now as the train bears west, Its rhythm rocks the earth, And from my Pullman berth I stare into the night While others take their rest. Bridges of iron lace, A suddenness of trees, A … Continue reading

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The Reckoning by Theodore Roethke.

The Reckoning by Theodore Roethke All profits disappear: the gain Of ease, the hoarded, secret sum; And now grim digits of old pain Return to litter up our home. We hunt the cause of ruin, add, Subtract, and put ourselves … Continue reading

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Resolution And Independence by William Wordsworth..

Resolution And Independence by William Wordsworth I There was a roaring in the wind all night; The rain came heavily and fell in floods; But now the sun is rising calm and bright; The birds are singing in the distant … Continue reading

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