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13. Everything by Emily Dickinson but this in particular
There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.

None may teach it anything,
'Tis the seal, despair,-
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.

When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, 't is like the distance
On the look of death.
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  - Richard Brautigan: Donner Party  Rambis   Mar-21-08 03:47 PM   #10 
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  - I love e.e. cummings!  Zephyrbird   Mar-22-08 12:02 AM   #43 
  - Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll  RadiationTherapy   Mar-21-08 03:21 PM   #3 
  - Depends on who is reading it to me  Inchworm   Mar-21-08 03:24 PM   #4 
  - Mine is an e.e. cummings as well  zingaro   Mar-21-08 03:27 PM   #5 
  - I love that one.  BarenakedLady   Mar-21-08 03:50 PM   #12 
     - what about mine?  Parche   Mar-21-08 04:21 PM   #18 
  - In a good mood, Prufrock by TS Eliot, in a sour mood, Second Coming by Yeats  new_beawr   Mar-21-08 03:32 PM   #6 
  - I was always partial to Eliot's "The Waste Land"  KansDem   Mar-21-08 04:38 PM   #23 
  - William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" would have to be up there.  nomorenomore08   Mar-21-08 03:32 PM   #7 
  - I like Ogden Nash. This one's appropriate for some at DU.  trof   Mar-21-08 03:37 PM   #8 
  - 'A Carpenter's Daughter'  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-21-08 03:40 PM   #9 
  - ...  oktoberain   Mar-22-08 05:08 PM   #46 
  - Christopher Marlowes The Passionate Shepherd to His Love  mitchum   Mar-21-08 03:50 PM   #11 
  - Everything by Emily Dickinson but this in particular  CTyankee   Mar-21-08 04:00 PM   #13 
  - The Second Coming (Slouching Towards Bethlehem) by Yeats  Godlesscommieprevert   Mar-21-08 04:02 PM   #14 
  - My Favorite American Poem  OmahaBlueDog   Mar-21-08 04:08 PM   #15 
  - Success  YankeyMCC   Mar-21-08 04:14 PM   #16 
  - I have several  hyphenate   Mar-21-08 04:20 PM   #17 
  - I forgot one:  hyphenate   Mar-21-08 04:26 PM   #19 
     - The Arab's Farewell To His Steed  mwdem   Mar-21-08 09:49 PM   #36 
  - Another cummings one  BarenakedLady   Mar-21-08 04:29 PM   #20 
  - Who is Cumming s ?  Parche   Mar-21-08 06:11 PM   #31 
  - both of them  BarenakedLady   Mar-21-08 09:39 PM   #32 
     - On the sperm of the moment?  Parche   Mar-22-08 04:54 PM   #45 
  - See? You could read that to me and it would be my favorite  Inchworm   Mar-21-08 09:41 PM   #33 
  - Funeral blues  lost-in-nj   Mar-21-08 04:33 PM   #21 
  - There once was a man from Nantucket ...  JoePhilly   Mar-21-08 04:35 PM   #22 
  - "The Hollow Men" TS Eliot  Ramsey   Mar-21-08 04:44 PM   #24 
  - one my grandma wrote  stuntcat   Mar-21-08 05:03 PM   #25 
  - (!!!!!!)  stuntcat   Mar-21-08 05:05 PM   #26 
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  - "Growing Old" by Mr Folger.  Blue-Jay   Mar-21-08 05:14 PM   #28 
  - If I may do this without seeming TOO egotistical, one I wrote myself  Prisoner_Number_Six   Mar-21-08 05:26 PM   #29 
  - Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson  irkthesmirk   Mar-21-08 05:57 PM   #30 
  - The Pitcher, by Robert Francis  GOPisEvil   Mar-21-08 09:43 PM   #34 
  - I can't pick just one...  otherlander   Mar-21-08 09:48 PM   #35 
  - Hmm...  DarkTirade   Mar-21-08 09:56 PM   #37 
  - Always a sucker for Lord Byron  ThinkBlue1966   Mar-21-08 09:58 PM   #38 
  - Guilt and Sorrow - William Wordsworth  Inchworm   Mar-21-08 10:00 PM   #39 
  - Musee des Beaux Arts  vixengrl   Mar-21-08 10:05 PM   #40 
  - Here's one by an unknown author  Orrex   Mar-21-08 11:38 PM   #41 
  - Invictus  Zephyrbird   Mar-22-08 12:01 AM   #42 
  - Favorite? Well...aren't there just so many; here, for now: Elizabeth Barrett Browning...  bridgit   Mar-22-08 12:06 AM   #44 
  - My dear Parche...  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-22-08 05:24 PM   #47 

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