Classical Poems


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Katherine Gallagher poet 1942 by Katherine Gallagher
They'd hoped he'd be back for Christmas -
the lights shining down on him, the tree
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Frank O'Hara poet 1951 by Frank O'Hara
Alone at night
in the wet city
5.68 1
Sharon Olds poet 1954 by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
7.34 8
Gregory Corso poet 1959 by Gregory Corso
Uncomprising year—I see no meaning to life.
Though this abled self is here nonetheless,
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Kate Lilley poet 1972 by Kate Lilley
After the dance we cross the oval in pairs
to the steep bank behind the softball field.
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Brooks Haxton poet 1985 by Brooks Haxton
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth
the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in
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Victor Hugo poet 1er Janvier by Victor Hugo
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Victor Marie Hugo poet 1er Janvier by Victor Marie Hugo
Enfant, on vous dira plus tard que le grand-père
Vous adorait; qu'il fit de son mieux sur la terre,
5.29 0
Jack Kerouac poet 1st Chorus Mexico City Blues by Jack Kerouac
Butte Magic of Ignorance
Butte Magic
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Christian Winther poet 2 by Christian Winther
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Richard Brautigan poet -2 by Richard Brautigan
Everybody wants to go to bed
with everybody else, they're
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Charles Bukowski poet 2 Flies by Charles Bukowski
The flies are angry bits of life;
why are they so angry?
5.31 10
Bill Knott poet 2 Futilists by Bill Knott
Even if the mountain I climbed
Proved to be merely a duncecap It
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Ali Eckermann poet 2 Pelicans by Ali Eckermann
My friend was at the A & E, he wasn’t feeling good
I was at the barbecue, just like he said I should.
5.50 1
Robert Kirkland Kernighan poet 20 The Khan's Canticles by Robert Kirkland Kernighan
I'll dress it in white like the angels
That wait for my darling above.
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Gertrude Stein poet 21 by Gertrude Stein
I love my love with a v
Because it is like that
3.20 1
Sophus Niels Christen Claussen poet 21.2.24 by Sophus Niels Christen Claussen
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Jack Kerouac poet 211th Chorus by Jack Kerouac
The wheel of the quivering meat
conception
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Charles Kingsley poet 21st September 1870 by Charles Kingsley
Speak low, speak little; who may sing
While yonder cannon-thunders boom?
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Robert Burns poet 233. Song—O were I on Parnassus Hill by Robert Burns
O, WERE I on Parnassus hill,
Or had o' Helicon my fill,
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Robert Kirkland Kernighan poet 24 The Khan's Canticles by Robert Kirkland Kernighan
I heard a curse from a lower beast :
I heard his whip lash crack like shot :
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Jack Kerouac poet 241st Chorus by Jack Kerouac
And how sweet a story it is
When you hear Charley Parker
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Shel Silverstein poet 25 Minutes To Go by Shel Silverstein
They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell.
I got 25 minutes to go.
6.11 6
Muriel Rukeyser poet 26-1-1939 by Muriel Rukeyser
When Barcelona fell, the darkened glass
turned in the world and immense ruinous gaze,
4.60 5
Jack Kerouac poet 2nd Chorus Mexico City Blues by Jack Kerouac
Man is not worried in the middle
Man in the Middle
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