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    Most Memorable Lines in Poetry Ever Written

    Howl

    “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, / dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix / angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night”

    Howl by Allen Ginsberg

    The Road Not Taken

    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.”

    The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

    Do not go gentle into that good night,

    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Oh Yes, Charles Bukowski

    there are worse things than

    being alone

    but it often takes decades

    to realize this

    and most often

    when you do

    it’s too late

    and there’s nothing worse

    than

    too late.

    Leaves of Grass

    I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love / If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles

    Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

    Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

    “Hope is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul, / And sings the tune without the words, / And never stops at all,”

    Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

    To My Wife

    “And when wind and winter harden / All the loveless land, / It will whisper of the garden, / You will understand.”

    To My Wife by Oscar Wilde

    I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

    “I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o’er vales and hills, / When all at once I saw a crowd, / A host of golden daffodils”

    I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, William Wordsworth

    Digging

    “Between my finger and my thumb/ The squat pen rests; as snug as a gun.”

    Digging, Seamus Heaney

    Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

    “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, / Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, / Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs / And towards our distant rest began to trudge.”

    Dulce et Decorum est, Wilfred Owen

    Daddy by Sylvia Plath

    “At twenty I tried to die / And get back, back, back to you. / I thought even the bones would do. / But they pulled me out of the sack, / And they stuck me together with glue.”

    Daddy, Sylvia Plath

    Stop all the clocks by W H Auden

    “He was my North, my South, my East and West. / My working week and my Sunday rest. / My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song. / I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.”

    Stop All The Clocks, WH Auden

    The Minotaur

    “The bloody end of the skein / That unravelled your marriage, / Left your children echoing / Like tunnels in a labyrinth.”

    The Minotaur, Ted Hughes

    In Flanders Fields

    “We are the Dead. Short days ago / We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, / Loved and were loved, and now we lie / In Flanders Fields.”

    In Flanders Fields, John McCrae

    The Charge of the Light Brigade

    “Storm’d at with shot and shell, / Boldly they rode and well, / Into the jaws of Death, / Into the mouth of Hell / Rode the six hundred.”

    The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred Lord Tennyson

    If

    “If you can fill the unforgiving minute / With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run – / Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, / And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!”

    If, Rudyard Kipling

    I Carry Your Heart With Me

    “here is the deepest secret nobody knows / (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud / and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows /higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) / and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart / i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)”

    i carry your heart with me, EE Cummings

    O Captain! My Captain!

    “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;”

    O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman

    A Dream Within A Dream

    “I stand amid the roar / Of a surf-tormented shore, / And I hold within my hand / Grains of the golden sand– / How few! yet how they creep / Through my fingers to the deep, / While I weep – while I weep!”

    A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

    Warning

    “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple / with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me / And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves / and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter.”

    Warning, Jenny Joseph

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

    “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill / Of things unknown but longed for still / And his tune is heard on the distant hill / For the caged bird sings of freedom.”

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

    How Do I Love Thee?

    “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. / I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight / For the ends of being and ideal grace.”

    How Do I Love Thee?, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    The Soldier

    “If I should die, think only this of me: / That there’s some corner of a foreign field / That is forever England.”

    The Soldier, Rupert Brooke

    Kubla Khan

    “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree / Where Alph, the sacred river, ran / Through caverns measureless to man / Down to a sunless sea.”

    Kubla Khan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Ode to Autumn

    “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! / Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; / Conspiring with him how to load and bless / With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run”

    Ode to Autumn, John Keats

    Sonnet 18

    “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? / Thou art more lovely and more temperate”

    Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare

    To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

    “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, / Old time is still a-flying: / And this same flower that smiles to-day / To-morrow will be dying.”

    To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, Robert Herrick

    The Panther

    “As he paces in cramped circles, over and over, / the movement of his powerful soft strides / is like a ritual dance around a center / in which a mighty will stands paralyzed”

    The Panther, Rainer Maria Rilke

    Paradise Lost

    “Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the World, and all our woe, / With loss of Eden, till one greater Man / Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, / Sing, Heavenly Muse”

    Paradise Lost, John Milton

    Phenomenal Woman

    The span of my hips, / The stride of my step, / The curl of my lips. / I’m a woman / Phenomenally. / Phenomenal woman, / That’s me.”

    Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

    Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

    “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, / But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep, / And miles to go before I sleep.”

    Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

    If You Forget Me

    “But / if each day, / each hour, / you feel that you are destined for me / with implacable sweetness, / if each day a flower / climbs up to your lips to seek me, / ah my love, ah my own, / in me all that fire is repeated”

    If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

    Let America Be America Again

    “I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart, / I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars. / I am the red man driven from the land, / I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek – / And finding only the same old stupid plan /Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.”

    Let America Be America Again, Langston Hughes

    Heart, we will forget him!

    “Heart, we will forget him, You and I, tonight! / You must forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. / When you have done pray tell me, Then I, my thoughts, will dim. Haste! ‘lest while you’re lagging / I may remember him!”

    Heart, We Will Forget Him! Emily Dickinson

    If You Think You are Beaten

    “Life’s battles don’t always go / To the stronger or faster man. / But sooner or later the man who wins, / Is the man who thinks he can.”

    If You Think You are Beaten, Walter D. Wintle

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    “Water, water, every where, / And all the boards did shrink; / Water, water, every where / Nor any drop to drink.”

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Trees

    “A tree that looks at God all day, / And lifts her leafy arms to pray; / A tree that may in Summer wear / A nest of robins in her hair; / Upon whose bosom snow has lain; / Who intimately lives with rain.”

    Trees, Joyce Kilmer

    Strange Fruit

    “Southern trees bear a strange fruit, / Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, / Black body swinging in the Southern breeze, / Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.”

    Strange Fruit, Abel Meeropol

    When You are Old

    “When you are old and grey and full of sleep, / And nodding by the fire, take down this book / And slowly read, and dream of the soft look / Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep”

    When You are Old, W. B. Yeats

    Suicide in the Trenches

    “You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye / Who cheer when soldier lads march by, / Sneak home and pray you’ll never know / The hell where youth and laughter go.”

    Suicide in the Trenches, Siegfried Sassoon

    An Evening

    “Scarcely a tear to shed; / Hardly a word to say; / The end of a summer day;/ Sweet Love dead.”

    An Evening, Gwendolyn Brooks

    When a Woman Loves a Man

    “When a woman loves a man, they have gone / to swim naked in the stream / on a glorious July day / with the sound of the waterfall like a chuckle / of water rushing over smooth rocks, / and there is nothing alien in the universe.”

    When a Woman Loves a Man, David Lehman

    Dear, Though the Night Is Gone

    “Our whisper woke no clocks, / We kissed and I was glad / At everything you did, / Indifferent to those / Who sat with hostile eyes / In pairs on every bed, / Arms round each other’s neck, / Inert and vaguely sad.”

    “Dear, Though the Night Is Gone”, WH Auden

    A Girl

    “Tree you are, / Moss you are, / You are violets with wind above them. / A child – so high – you are, / And all this is folly to the world.”

    A Girl, Ezra Pound

    Happiness

    “Happiness. It comes on / unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really, / any early morning talk about it.”

    Happiness, Raymond Carver

    Fast Rode The Knight

    “Fast rode the knight / With spurs, hot and reeking, / Ever waving an eager sword, / ‘To save my lady!'”

    Fast Rode The Knight, Stephen Crane

    The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

    “Darkness settles on roofs and walls, / But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls; / The little waves, with their soft, white hands / Efface the footprints in the sands, / And the tide rises, the tide falls.”

    The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Raven

    “But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only, / That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. / Nothing further then he uttered – not a feather then he fluttered – / Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before – / On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.’ / Then the bird said, `Nevermore.'”

    The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

    A Red, Red Rose

    “O, my Luve’s like a red, red rose, / That’s newly sprung in June. / O, my Luve’s like the melodie / That’s sweetly played in tune.”

    A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns

    The Children’s Hour

    “Between the dark and the daylight. / When the night is beginning to lower, / Comes a pause in the day’s occupations. / That is known as the Children’s Hour.”

    The Children’s Hour, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    When We Two Parted

    “When we two parted / In silence and tears, / Half broken-hearted / To sever for years, / Pale grew thy cheek and cold, / Colder thy kiss; / Truly that hour foretold / Sorrow to this.”

    When We Two Parted, George (Lord) Byron

    By Mary Oliver

    Tell me, what is it you plan to do

    with your one wild and precious life?

    – Mary Oliver

    By Lord Byron

    She walks in beauty, like the night

    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

    And all that’s best of dark and bright

    Meet in her aspect and her eyes…

    – Lord Byron

    By W.H. Auden

    He was my North, my South, my East and West.

    My working week and my Sunday rest.

    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song.

    I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

    ~W.H. Auden

    By W. B. Yeats

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre

    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

    The ceremony of innocence is drowned.

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst

    Are full of passionate intensity.

    ~W.B. Yeats

    By Sylvia Plath

    Dying is an art.

    Like everything else,

    I do it exceptionally well.

    I do it so it feels like hell.

    I do it so it feels real.

    I guess you could say I have a call.

    – Sylvia Plath

    By David Whyte

    Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet

    confinement of your aloneness

    to learn

    anything or anyone

    that does not bring you alive

    is too small for you.

    ~David Whyte

    By T. S. Eliot

    For last year’s words belong to last year’s language

    And next year’s words await another voice.

    And to make an end is to make a beginning.

    ~T.S. Eliot

    Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Time does not bring relief; you all have lied

    Who told me time would ease me of my pain!

    I miss him in the weeping of the rain;

    I want him at the shrinking of the tide;

    The old snows melt from every mountain-side,

    And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;

    But last year’s bitter loving must remain.

    ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

    By Pablo Neruda

    so I wait for you like a lonely house

    till you will see me again and live in me.

    Till then my windows ache.

    ~Pablo Neruda

    Charles Bukowski

    I will remember the kisses

    our lips raw with love

    and how you gave me

    everything you had

    and how I

    offered you what was left of

    me.

    ~Charles Bukowski

    By Mary Oliver

    to live in this world

    you must be able

    to do three things

    to love what is mortal;

    to hold it

    against your bones knowing

    your own life depends on it;

    and, when the time comes to let it go,

    to let it go

    ~Mary Oliver

    By E. E. Cummings

    I carry your heart with me (I carry it in

    my heart)I am never without it (anywhere

    I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done

    by only me is your doing,my darling)

    – E. E. Cummings

    By Anne Sexton

    As it has been said:

    Love and a cough

    cannot be concealed.

    Even a small cough.

    Even a small love.

    ~Anne Sexton

    By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    We were so wholly one I had not thought

    That we could die apart. I had not thought

    That I could move,—and you be stiff and still!

    That I could speak,—and you perforce be dumb!

    I think our heart-strings were, like warp and woof

    In some firm fabric, woven in and out;

    Your golden filaments in fair design

    Across my duller fibre.

    ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

    By Brian Andreas

    I carry you with me into the world,

    into the smell of rain

    & the words that dance between people

    & for me, it will always be this way,

    walking in the light,

    remembering being alive together

    ~Brian Andreas

    Because I Could Not Stop For Death By Emily Dickinson

    Because I could not stop for Death, / He kindly stopped for me; / The carriage held but just ourselves / And Immortality

    ‘Because I could not stop for Death’, Emily Dickinson

    To My Wife by Oscar Wilde

    And when wind and winter harden / All the loveless land, / It will whisper of the garden, / You will understand

    ‘To My Wife’, Oscar Wilde

    Dark Pines Under Water by Gwendolyn MacEwen

    But the dark pines of your mind dip deeper / And you are sinking, sinking, sleeper / In an elementary world; There is something down there and you want it told

    ‘Dark Pines Under Water’, Gwendolyn MacEwen

    The Hollow Men By T.S Eliot

    This is the way the world ends / not with a bang but a whimper

    ‘The Hollow Men’, T.S Eliot

    Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

    Out of the ash I rise / With my red hair / And I eat men like air

    ‘Lady Lazarus’, Sylvia Plath

    Dulce et Decorum est By Wilfred Owen

    Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, / Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, / Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs / And towards our distant rest began to trudge.

    ‘Dulce et Decorum est’, Wilfred Owen

    Sonnet XVII by Neruda

    I love you as certain dark things are to be loved / in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

    ‘Sonnet XVII’, Neruda

    Variation on the Word Sleep By Margaret Atwood

    I would like to be the air / that inhabits you for a moment / only. I would like to be that unnoticed / & that necessary

    ‘Variation on the Word Sleep’, Margaret Atwood

    they speak whatever’s on their mind / they do whatever’s in their pants / the boys i mean are not refined / they shake the mountains when they dance

    ‘the boys i mean are not refined’, E. E. Cummings

    Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

    O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won

    ‘O Captain! My Captain!’, Walt Whitman

    Cuz He’s Black by Javon Johnson

    Don’t like the / fact that he learned to hide from the cops before he knew / how to read. Angrier that his survival depends more on his ability / to deal with the “authorities” than it does his own literacy

    ‘Cuz He’s Black’, Javon Johnson

    Song by Allen Ginsberg

    The weight of the world / is love / Under the burden / of solitude, / under the burden / of dissatisfaction / the weight, / the weight we carry / is love

    ‘Song’, Allen Ginsberg

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou

    The caged bird sings with a fearful trill/ Of things unknown but longed for still/ And his tune is heard on the distant hill/ For the caged bird sings of freedom

    ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’, Maya Angelou

    The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere / The ceremony of innocence is drowned; / The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity

    ‘The Second Coming’, William Butler Yeats

    Dirge Without Music By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave / Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; / Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. / I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned

    ‘Dirge Without Music’, Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope

    How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! / The world forgetting, by the world forgot. / Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! / Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d

    ‘Eloisa to Abelard’, Alexander Pope

    Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

    Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, / Or bends with the remover to remove: / O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, / That looks on tempests, and is never shake

    ‘Sonnet 116’, William Shakespeare

    A Girl by Ezra Pound

    Tree you are, / Moss you are, / You are violets with wind above them. / A child – so high – you are, / And all this is folly to the world

    ‘A Girl’, Ezra Pound

    Still I Rise By Mary Angelou

    You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I’ll rise

    ‘Still I Rise’, Maya Angelou

    The Unblinking Grief By Charles Bukowski

    you are much more than simply dead/ I am a dish for your ashes / I am a fist for your vanished air / the most terrible thing about life/ is finding it gone

    ‘The Unblinking Grief’, Charles Bukowski

    Daddy by Sylvia Plath

    At twenty I tried to die / And get back, back, back to you. / I thought even the bones would do./ But they pulled me out of the sack, / And they stuck me together with glue

    ‘Daddy’, Sylvia Plath

    Masks by Shel Silverstein

    She had blue skin,/ and so did he./ He kept it hid/ and so did she./ They looked for blue/ their whole life through./ Then passed right by–/ and never knew

    ‘Masks’, Shel Silverstein

    Water, water, every where, / And all the boards did shrink; / Water, water, every where / Nor any drop to drink

    ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart / I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars / I am the red man driven from the land, / I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek – / And finding only the same old stupid plan / Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak

    ‘Let America Be America Again’, Langston Hughes

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye / Who cheer when soldier lads march by, / Sneak home and pray you’ll never know / The hell where youth and laughter go

    ‘Suicide in the Trenches’, Siegfried Sassoon

    50. The mind is its own place, and in itself/[Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n] 403,000 Milton

    49. Full fathom five thy father lies 438,000 Shakespeare

    48. If you can keep your head when all about you 447,000Kipling

    47. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways 467,000Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    46. If music be the food of love, play on 507,000 Shakespeare

    45. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers 521,000Shakespeare

    44. What is this life if, full of care,/We have no time to stand and stare 528,000 W.H. Davies

    43. The moving finger writes; and, having writ,/Moves on571,000 Edward Fitzgerald

    42. They also serve who only stand and wait 584,000 Milton

    41. The quality of mercy is not strained 589,000 Shakespeare

    40. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan 594,000 Coleridge

    39. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears 615,000Shakespeare

    38. Shall I compare thee to a summers day 638,000 Shakespeare

    37. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness 641,000 Keats

    36. A thing of beauty is a joy forever 649,000 Keats

    35. Do not go gentle into that good night 665,000 Dylan Thomas

    34. Busy old fool, unruly sun 675,000 John Donne

    33. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone 741,000 Auden

    32. Human kind/Cannot bear very much reality 891,000 T.S. Eliot

    31. O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo 912,000Shakespeare

    30. The lady doth protest too much, methinks 929,000Shakespeare

    29. The old lie: Dulce et Decorum Est 990,000 Wilfred Owen

    28. Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose 1,050,000 Gertrude Stein

    27. When I am an old woman I shall wear purple 1,060,000Jenny Joseph

    I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree. 1,080,000 Joyce Kilmer

    Hope springs eternal in the human breast 1,080,000 Alexander Pope

    24. When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes 1,100,000Shakespeare

    23. I grow old… I grow old…/I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled 1,140,000 T.S. Eliot

    22. ‘The time has come’, the Walrus said,/’To talk of many things’1,300,000 Lewis Carroll

    21. A narrow fellow in the grass 1,310,000 Emily Dickinson

    20. Beauty is truth, truth beauty; that is all 1,470,000 Keats

    19. To be or not to be: that is the question 1,640,000 Shakespeare

    18. In Flanders fields the poppies blow 1,640,000 John McCrae

    17. The proper study of mankind is man 1,770,000 Alexander Pope

    16. A little learning is a dangerous thing 1,860,000 Alexander Pope

    15. But at my back I always hear 2,010,000 Marvell

    14. Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker 2,150,000 Ogden Nash

    13. My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun 2,230,000Shakespeare

    12. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold 2,330,000W.B.Yeats

    11. Because I could not stop for death/He kindly stopped for me 2,360,000 Emily Dickinson

    10. Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all 2,400,000 Tennyson

    9. Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair 3,080,000 Shelley

    8. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield 3,140,000 Tennyson

    7. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams 4,860,000 W.B. Yeats

    6. Not with a bang but a whimper 5,280,000 T.S. Eliot

    5. And miles to go before I sleep 5,350,000 Robert Frost

    4. I wandered lonely as a cloud 8,000,000 Wordsworth

    3. The child is father of the man 9,420,000 Wordsworth

    2. I am the master of my fate 14,700,000 William Ernest Henley

    To err is human; to forgive, divine 14,800,000 Alexander Pope

    On World Poetry Day we pay tribute to some brilliant poets who penned poignant and lyrical lines of verse

    Behold, our edit of lyrical lines penned by brilliant minds. From Sylvia Plath’s longing dream reflections to Maya Angelou’s empowered rally cry – these poignant verses are for reading out loud, reflecting on and committing to memory.

    Hope Is The Thing With Feathers, Emily Dickinson

    Hope is the thing with feathers

    That perches in the soul,

    And sings the tune without the words,

    And never stops at all,

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    Sonnet 116, William Shakespeare

    Love is not love

    Which alters when it alteration finds,

    Or bends with the remover to remove.

    O no, it is an ever-fixed mark

    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

    I Carry Your Heart With Me, EE Cummings

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows

    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

    higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

    and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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    ‘I will talk about Margaret forever’ Vanessa Kirby on The Crown, Time’s Up and the text she got from Helena Bonham Carter

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    Expect Nothing, Alice Walker

    Wish for nothing larger

    Than your own small heart

    Or greater than a star;

    Tame wild disappointment

    With caress unmoved and cold

    Make of it a parka

    For your soul.

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    Sylvia Plath

    The Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath

    I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed

    And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.

    (I think I made you up inside my head.)

    Birthday Letters, Ted Hughes

    Nobody wanted your dance,

    Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering

    Drowning life and your effort to save yourself,

    Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil,

    Looking for something to give.

    If, Rudyard Kipling

    If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –

    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

    And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

    How Do I Love Thee?, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

    My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

    For the ends of being and ideal grace.

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    Maya Angelou

    Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

    The span of my hips,

    The stride of my step,

    The curl of my lips.

    I’m a woman

    Phenomenally.

    Phenomenal woman,

    That’s me.

    These I Can Promise, Mark Twain

    I can promise all my heart’s devotion;

    A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;

    A love that’s true and ever growing;

    A hand to hold in your’s through each tomorrow.

    Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

    And did you get what

    you wanted from this life, even so?

    I did.

    And what did you want?

    To call myself beloved,

    to feel myself

    beloved on the earth.

    Words, Wide Night, Carol Ann Duffy

    Somewhere on the other side of this wide night

    and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.

    The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

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    The Moment, Margaret Atwood

    The moment when, after many years

    of hard work and a long voyage

    you stand in the centre of your room,

    house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,

    knowing at last how you got there,

    and say, I own this,

    The Complete Poems, Anne Sexton

    Watch out for intellect,

    because it knows so much it knows nothing

    and leaves you hanging upside down,

    mouthing knowledge as your heart

    falls out of your mouth.

    Right, all we need to do now is find someone to quote this stuff to…

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    2. From “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop:

    “It’s evident

    the art of losing’s not too hard to master,

    though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.”

    3. From “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman:

    “I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,

    If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.”

    4. From “Little Red Cap” by Carol Ann Duffy:

    “Words, words were truly alive on the tongue, in the head

    Warm, beating, frantic, winged; music and blood

    But then I was young.”

    5. From “Variations on the Word Sleep” by Margaret Atwood:

    “I would like to be the air

    that inhabits you for a moment

    only. I would like to be that unnoticed

    and that necessary.”

    7. From “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver:

    “You do not have to be good.

    You do not have to walk on your knees

    For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

    You only have to let the soft animal of your body

    love what it loves.”

    8. From “The Starling” by Amy Lowell:

    “I weary for desires never guessed,

    For alien passions, strange imaginings,

    To be some other person for a day.”

    9. From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot:

    “For I have known them all already, known them all:

    Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons;

    I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

    10. From “Life is Fine” by Langston Hughes:

    “Though you may hear me holler,

    And you may see me cry-

    I’ll be dogged, sweet baby,

    If you gonna see me die.”

    12. From “Tactics and Strategy” by Mario Benedetti:

    “My strategy is that some day

    I don’t know how, nor with what pretext

    That finally you need me.”

    13. From “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot:

    “These fragments I have shored

    Against my ruins.”

    14. From “the boys i mean are not refined” by e. e. cummings:

    “they speak whatever’s on their mind

    they do whatever’s in their pants

    the boys i mean are not refined

    they shake the mountains when they dance.”

    15. From “To Earthward” by Robert Frost:

    “Love at the lips was touch

    As sweet as I could bear

    And once that seemed too much

    I lived on air.”

    17. From “List of Demands” by Saul Williams:

    “I wrote a song for you today when I was sitting in my room,

    I jumped up on the bed today and played it on the broom.

    I didn’t think that it would be a song that you would hear,

    But when I played it in my head I made you reappear.”

    18. From “Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden:

    “He was my North, my South , my East and my West

    My working week and my Sunday rest

    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;

    I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.”

    19. From “Almost” by Lang Leav:

    “But we were a maybe

    and never a must

    when it should have been us.”

    20. From “‘Cuz He’s Black” by Javon Johnson:

    “Don’t like the

    fact that he learned to hide from the cops before he knew

    how to read. Angrier that his survival depends more on his ability

    to deal with the “authorities” than it does his own literacy.”

    22. From “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats:

    “The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst

    Are full of passionate intensity.”

    23. From “Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich:

    “I am having to do this

    not like Cousteau with his

    assiduous team

    aboard the sun-flooded schooner

    but here alone.”

    24. From “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll:

    “`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

    All mimsy were the borogoves,

    And the mome raths outgrab”

    25. From “Dirge Without Music” by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

    “Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

    Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

    Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

    I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.”

    27. From “In Celebration of My Uterus” by Anne Sexton:

    “Everyone in me is a bird

    I am beating all my wings.”

    28. From “Bright Star” by John Keats:

    “Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,

    And so live ever—or else swoon to death.”

    Suggested by Justine VP., via Facebook

    29. From “Of Mere Being” by Wallace Stevens:

    “The palm stands on the edge of space.

    The wind moves slowly in the branches.

    The bird’s fire-fangled feathers dangle down.”

    30. From “Suicide’s Note” by Langston Hughes:

    “The calm,

    Cool face of the river

    Asked me for a kiss.”

    31. From “Be Nobody’s Darling” by Alice Walker:

    “Be an outcast;

    Be pleased to walk alone

    (Uncool)

    Or line the crowded

    River beds

    With other impetuous

    Fools.”

    33. From “Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out” by Richard Siken:

    “Dear So-and-So, I’m sorry I couldn’t come to your party.

    Dear So-and-So, I’m sorry I came to your party

    and seduced you

    and left you bruised and ruined, you poor sad thing.

    You want a better story. Who wouldn’t?”

    34. From “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou:

    “You may write me down in history

    With your bitter, twisted lies,

    You may trod me in the very dirt

    But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”

    Suggested by Kalle M., via Facebook

    35. From “Holy Sonnet X” by John Dunne:

    “DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee

    Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so.”

    36. From “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth:

    “I wandered lonely as a cloud

    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

    When all at once I saw a crowd,

    A host, of golden daffodils.”

    38. From “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke:

    “I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

    I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.

    I learn by going where I have to go.”

    39. From “Every Day You Play” by Pablo Neruda:

    “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”

    40. From “A Question” by Robert Frost:

    “A voice said, Look me in the stars

    And tell me truly, men of earth,

    If all the soul-and-body scars

    Were not too much to pay for birth.”

    41. From “Apology” by William Carlos Williams:

    “The beauty of

    the terrible faces

    of our nonentities

    stirs me to it.”

    42. From “Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare:

    “Love is not love

    Which alters when it alteration finds,

    Or bends with the remover to remove:

    O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,

    That looks on tempests, and is never shake.”

    44. From “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake:

    “To see a world in a grain of sand,

    And a heaven in a wild flower,

    To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

    And Eternity in an hour.”

    45. From “Oh Yes” by Charles Bukowski:

    “there are worse things than

    being alone

    but it often takes decades

    to realize this

    and most often

    when you do

    it’s too late

    and there’s nothing worse

    than

    too late.”

    46. From “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson:

    “We are not now that strength which in old days

    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;

    One equal temper of heroic hearts,

    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

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