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Nightingale: Harold Monro

Here is the soundless cypress on the lawn: It listens, listens. Taller trees beyond Listen. The moon at the unruffled pond Stares. And you sing, you sing. That star-enchanted song falls through the air From lawn to lawn down terraces … Continue reading

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Pagett M P: Rudyard Kipling

The toad beneath the harrow knows Exactly where eath tooth-point goes. The butterfly upon the road Preaches contentment to that toad. Pagett, M.P., was a liar, and a fluent liar therewith — He spoke of the heat of India as … Continue reading

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Philology: Henry James

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James, as reported by Edith Wharton A Backward Glance, chapter 10 The image is copyright: Anna-Mari West via Shutterstock

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I Didn’t Go To Church Today: Ogden Nash

I didn’t go to church today, I trust the Lord to understand. The surf was swirling blue and white, The children swirling on the sand. He knows, He knows how brief my stay, How brief this spell of summer weather, … Continue reading

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