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POEM OF THE DAY
Orpheus

? or John Fletcher.

ORPHEUS with his lute made trees
And the mountain tops that freeze
   Bow themselves when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers
   There had made a lasting spring.

Every thing that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
   Hung their heads and then lay by.
In sweet music is such art,
   Killing care and grief of heart
   Fall asleep, or hearing, die.
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POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
A Conceit

Give me your hand

Make room for me
to lead and follow
you
beyond this rage of poetry.

Let others have
the privacy of
touching words

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POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
A Ship At Sea

The ship is afloat
The hour strikes
Water ripples beneath
The sky is clear
let us secretly steer

The captain, his crew
The planets and stars
Moon is yet to arrive
The sky is palest of blue

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Best Classical Poems
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Jacques Prevert
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Evie Shockley
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Barbara Guest
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Robert William Service
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Banjo Paterson
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