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EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK - ENGLISH : BYRD BAYLOR : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
[See also: https://books.google.com/books?id=EWH-IfBQ-B0C ]

"RULE NUMBER 2

When you are looking
at rocks
don’t let

mothers or fathers
or sisters or brothers
or even best friends
talk
to you.

You should choose
a rock

when everything
is quiet.

Don’t let dogs bark
at you

or bees buzz
at you.

But if they do,

DON'T WORRY.

(The worst thing you can do is go
rock hunting when you are worried.)"

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6 days ago by robertogreco
Under Which Lyre by W H Auden
Thou shalt not be on friendly terms
With guys in advertising firms,
Nor speak with such
As read the Bible for its prose,
Nor, above all, make love to those
Who wash too much.
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7 days ago by max_read
https://mobile.twitter.com/itssylviaplath/status/901109681497808896
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.
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7 days ago by famkejnell
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror (1824) — Google Books
Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom
Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom
Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows
And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose?
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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7 days ago by famkejnell
In the Desert by Stephen Crane — Poetry Foundation
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter— bitter,” he answered;

“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”
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7 days ago by famkejnell
"I saw a man pursuing the horizon" by Stephen Crane — Poetry Foundation
XXIV

I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round they sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
“It is futile,” I said,
“You can never —”

“You lie,” he cried,
And ran on.
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7 days ago by famkejnell
A Man Said to the Universe by Stephen Crane — Poetry Foundation
A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
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7 days ago by famkejnell
The Chaos - Gerard Nolst Trenité
"Just compare heart, hear and heard"
poems  language 
12 days ago by jeidai

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