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1.
Ode To The Confederate Dead
Row after row with strict impunity
The headstones yield their names to the element,
The wind whirrs without recollection;
In the riven troughs the splayed leaves
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2.
The Mediterranean
Where we went in the boat was a long bay
a slingshot wide, walled in by towering stone--
Peaked margin of antiquity's delay,
And we went there out of time's monotone:
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3.
Light
Last night I fled until I came
To streets where leaking casements dripped
Stale lamplight from the corpse of flame;
A nervous window bled.
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4.
The Wolves
There are wolves in the next room waiting
With heads bent low, thrust out, breathing
At nothing in the dark; between them and me
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5.
The Subway
Dark accurate plunger down the successive knell
Of arch on arch, where ogives burst a red
Reverberance of hail upon the dead
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6.
Winter Mask
I
Towards nightfall when the wind
Tries the eaves and casements
(A winter wind of the mind
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7.
The Meaning Of Death
I rise, gentlemen, it is the pleasant hour.
Darkness falls. The night falls.
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8.
To A Romantic
You hold your eager head
Too high in the air, you walk
As if the sleepy dead
Had never fallen to drowse
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9.
The Meaning Of Life
Think about it at will: there is that
Which is the commentary; there's that other,
Which may be called the immaculate
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10.
Unnatural Love
Landor, not that I doubt your word,
That you had strove with none
At seventy-five and had deferred
To nature and art alone;
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