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Sylvia Plath

I should have loved a thunderbird instead; At least when spring comes they roar back again. I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. (I think I made you up inside my head.) ― Sylvia Plath, from “Mad Girl’s Love Song.” Generally included in the biographical note appended to The Bell Jar. (Harper… Continue reading Sylvia Plath

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Thomas Moore

The Light Of Other Days OFT, in the stilly night,    Ere slumber’s chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light    Of other days around me:    The smiles, the tears    Of boyhood’s years,    The words of love then spoken;    The eyes that shone,    Now dimm’d and gone,   … Continue reading Thomas Moore

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