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Turtle Goddess
she of the hard shell
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I walked abroad in a snowy day;
I asked the soft snow with me to play;
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What Soft--Cherubic Creatures--
These Gentlewomen are--
One would as soon assault a Plush--
Or violate a Star--
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and mat ...
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
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Love's feeling is more soft and sensible
Than are the tender horns of cockled snails.
Soft you, a word or two before you go.
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
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A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
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