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National Poetry Month: April 1-10

April 1-10

Should the Wide World Roll Away by Stephen Crane

Should the wide world roll away
Leaving black terror
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Try Smiling by Archer Prince

When the weather suits you not,
Try smiling!
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On Teaching by Kahlil Gibran

Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching.
And he said: No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
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Alicante Lullaby by Sylvia Plath

In Alicante they bowl the barrels
Bumblingly over the nubs of the cobbles
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Alone by Edgar Allen Poe

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
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Failing to Write an Epic Poem for World Poetry Day by Brian Bilston

This is not the poem that I had hoped to write
When I sat at my desk and the page was white.
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An Old Story by Tracy K Smith

We were made to understand it would be
Terrible. Every small want, every niggling urge,
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Intention-Distraction by Marian Wolbers

I brewed a cup of coffee
Only to find
A whole lot of hot water.

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The Guest House by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

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Lost by Jewel

Lost
is a puzzle

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