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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 06:35 PM
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96. This Poem


is for the quiet, uncelebrated

things of the world--

the road to no familiar place,

love's skill on a troubled night,

the unpublished poem and lost song,

the way of the wild drake,

and night's festival of sound;

for body's silent defeat of disease,

and mysteries that hold their secrets.

For multitudes of creatures and created

things clothed in the graceful sanctity

of their rightful natures.



Joseph Harris
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  - +1  Bonobo   Sep-04-11 11:32 AM   #92 
     - +2, possibly the most important poem, by the best English poet, EVAR! /nt  Rabblevox   Sep-05-11 08:11 PM   #93 
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  - This Poem  bemildred   Sep-15-11 06:35 PM   #96 
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  - Wordsworth....  MountainMama   Nov-04-11 03:32 PM   #101 
  - When I heard the learn'd astronomer  Sabriel   Nov-05-11 09:41 AM   #102 
  - My candle burns at both ends...  Moe Shinola   Nov-06-11 09:48 PM   #103 
 

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