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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--
The turtle lives 'twixt plated decks
Which practically conceal its sex.
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and mat ...
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.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
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