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  • poet William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
    (26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
  • poet Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson
    (10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
  • poet Robert Frost Robert Frost
    (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
  • poet Maya Angelou Maya Angelou
    (4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
  • poet Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda
    (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
  • poet Langston Hughes Langston Hughes
    (1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
  • poet William Wordsworth William Wordsworth
    (1770-1850)
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    (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999)
  • poet Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
    (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941)
  • poet William Blake William Blake
    (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
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    (19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
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    (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)

Poem of the Day

poet William Shakespeare

From "A Midsummer-Night's Dream," Act V. Scene 2

PUCK sings:
NOW the hungry lion roars,
And the wolf behowls the moon;
Whilst the heavy ploughman snores,
All with weary task fordone.
Now the wasted brands do glow,
Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,
Puts the wretch that lies in woe
In remembrance of a shroud.
Now it is the time of night,
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