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Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent, and s ...
What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the ship that will cross the sea,
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Books that have become classics--books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal--always remind me of retired c ...
A wet sheet and a flowing sea,
A wind that follows fast
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O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,
The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant,
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Alas for America as I must so often say, the ungirt, the diffuse, the profuse, procumbent, one wide ground juniper, out of which n ...
It was so old a ship--who knows, who knows?
MAnd yet so beautiful, I watched in vain
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Four-room shack aspiring high
With an arm of scrawny mast
For the visions in the sky
That go blindly pouring past.
In many ways, Twain and Waugh were strikingly similar. Even within the group of great humorists, they belong together. Both anti-e ...
If the heart has its reasons, perhaps the body
Has its own lumbering sort of carnal spirit,
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