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  • 2 weeks later...
Mark but this flea, and mark in this,

How little that which thou deny'st me is;

It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,

And in this flea, our two bloods mingled be;



John Donne


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What a great topic, badger. Great idea. Here is my input :)

The big stones of the cistern behind the barn

Are soaked in whitewash.

My grandmother's face is a small maple leaf

Pressed in a secret box.


James Wright

PS: I know, those are ones of Tony's favorite ones. :)



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia



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The Milkweed in "Two Voices in a Meadow"


What power had I

Before I learned to yield?

Shatter me, great wind:

I shall possess the field.


Richard Wilbur

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