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Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.    His house is in the village though;    He will not see me stopping here    To watch his woods fill up with snow.    My little horse must think it queer    To stop without a farmhouse near    Between the woods and frozen lake … Continue reading Robert Frost

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  And the days are dark and dreary.               Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;     Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;     Thy fate is the common fate of all,     Into each life some rain must fall,         Some days must be dark and dreary. — Henry… Continue reading Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Robert Frost

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces  Between stars–on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. ― Robert Frost, from “Desert Places,” The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged. (Holt Paperbacks; 2 Revised edition April 1, 2002)

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Lord Alfred Tennyson

I hold it true, whate’er befall;         I feel it, when I sorrow most;         ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. — Lord Alfred Tennyson, from “In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: 27,″  In Memoriam (London: E. Moxon, 1850). PR 5562 A1 1850 Victoria College Library… Continue reading Lord Alfred Tennyson

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Robert Frost

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars – on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. —Robert Frost, from “Desert Places,” The Poetry of Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Complete & Unabridged. Edited by Edward Connery Lathem.… Continue reading Robert Frost

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

I shall forget you presently, my dear, So make the most of this, your little day, Your little month, your little half a year, — Edna St. Vincent Millay, from “I shall forget you presently, my dear,” The Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay (Modern Library, 2001)

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love has gone and left me and I don’t know what to do; This or that or what you will is all the same to me; But all the things that I begin I leave before I’m through,— There’s little use in anything as far as I can see. Love has gone and left me,—and… Continue reading Edna St. Vincent Millay

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