Tag: Poetry

A Sonnet for All Souls Day

Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrowDie not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou

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A Poem for Labor Day

Brass Spittoons BY LANGSTON HUGHES Clean the spittoons, boy.      Detroit,      Chicago,      Atlantic City,      Palm Beach.Clean the spittoons.The steam in hotel kitchens,And the smoke in hotel lobbies,And the slime in hotel spittoons:Part of my life.      Hey, boy!      A

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The Holy Ghost by John Donne

O Holy Ghost, whose temple IAm, but of mud walls and condensed dust,And being sacrilegiouslyHalf wasted with youth’s fires, of pride and lustMust with new storms be weather-beat;Double in my heart Thy

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La Corona: Ascension by John Donne

Salute the last and everlasting day, Joy at th’ uprising of this Sun, and Son, Ye whose true tears, or tribulation Have purely wash’d, or burnt your drossy clay. Behold, the Highest, parting hence

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