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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

Fire-Flowers

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...