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Poem : Apples of Hesperides by Amy Lowell

Glinting golden through the trees,
Apples of Hesperides!
Through the moon-pierced warp of night
Shoot pale shafts of yellow light,
Swaying to the kissing breeze
Swings the treasure, golden-gleaming,
Apples of Hesperides!
Far and lofty yet they glimmer,
Apples of Hesperides!
Blinded by their radiant shimmer,
Pushing forward just for these;
Dew-besprinkled, bramble-marred,
Poor duped mortal, travel-scarred,
Always thinking soon to seize
And possess the golden-glistening
Apples of Hesperides!
Orbed, and glittering, and pendent,
Apples of Hesperides!
Not one missing, still transcendent,
Clustering like a swarm of bees.
Yielding to no man's desire,
Glowing with a saffron fire,
Splendid, unassailed, the golden
Apples of Hesperides!


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Poem : The First Step by Constantine P. Cavafy

The young poet Evmenis
complained one day to Theocritus:
'I've been writing for two years now
and I've composed only one idyll.
It's my single completed work.
I see, sadly, that the ladder
of Poetry is tall, extremely tall;
and from this first step I'm standing on now
I'll never climb any higher.'
Theocritus retorted: 'Words like that
are improper, blasphemous.
Just to be on the first step
should make you happy and proud.
To have reached this point is no small achievement:
what you've done already is a wonderful thing.
Even this first step
is a long way above the ordinary world.
To stand on this step
you must be in your own right
a member of the city of ideas.
And it's a hard, unusual thing
to be enrolled as a citizen of that city.
Its councils are full of Legislators
no charlatan can fool.
To have reached this point is no small achievement:
what you've done already is a wonderful thing.'


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Sonnet Poems : Sonnet XLV by William Shakespeare

The other two, slight air and purging fire,
Are both with thee, wherever I abide;
The first my thought, the other my desire,
These present-absent with swift motion slide.
For when these quicker elements are gone
In tender embassy of love to thee,
My life, being made of four, with two alone
Sinks down to death, oppress'd with melancholy;
Until life's composition be recured
By those swift messengers return'd from thee,
Who even but now come back again, assured
Of thy fair health, recounting it to me:
This told, I joy; but then no longer glad,
I send them back again and straight grow sad.


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Poem : Independence… by Claire Nixon

Listen…
thud-thud
Can you hear it?
thud-thud
It’s the beat of my heart.
thud-thud
I shall live on.
thud-thud
My tortured soul
is not willing to rest.
thud-thud-thud
This war has just begun.
I’ve learned how to laugh
in the face of evil now.
thud-thud-thud
You can no longer hurt me,
as long as I follow
the beat of my heart.
thud-thud-thud
Another day beckons.
Another day of torment.
thud-thud
No!
Not this day
or
any other day.
thud-thud
You may have won
the battles,
but today
I declare Victory.
thud-thud

Listen…
thud-thud
Do you hear that?

thud-thud
It’s the beat of my heart.
thud-thud
And I live on.
thud-thud
Thud!



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