Old Age

Old Age

In me is a little painted square
Bordered by old shops, with gaudy awnings.

The Palace Burner

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt A picture in a newspaper She has been burning palaces. “To...

At The Spring Dawn

At the Spring Dawn Angelina Weld Grimké I watched the dawn come,    Watched the spring dawn...

Much Later — Gertrude Stein

Elephants and birds of beauty and a gold fish. Gold fish or a superstition. They always bring bad luck. He had them and …read more


And only to the heart that knows of grief,
Of desolating fire, of human pain,
There comes some purifying sweet belief,
Some fellow-feeling beautiful, if brief.
And life revives, and blossoms once again.

The True Born Englishman

The True Born Englishman

BY DANIEL DEFOE 1700 Thus from a mixture of all kinds began, That het’rogeneous thing, an Englishman: In eager rapes, and furious lust begot, Betwixt a painted Britain and a Scot. Whose gend’ring off-spring quickly learn’d to bow, And yoke their heifers to the Roman...