William Shakespeare

Sonnet One From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed’st thy light’st flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies, Thyself thy foe, to... Continue Reading →

The Prize Cat by E.J. Pratt

Pure blood domestic, guaranteed, Soft-mannered, musical in purr, The ribbon had declared the breed, Gentility was in the fur Such feline culture in the gads No anger ever arched her back-- What distance since those velvet pads Departed from the leopard's track! And when I mused how Time had thinned The jungle strains within the... Continue Reading →

Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott

O young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword he weapons had none, He rode all unarm’d, and he rode all alone. So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar. He... Continue Reading →

Three Anonymous Limericks

There was a young woman named Kite, Whose speed was much faster than light, She set out one day, In a relative way, And returned on the previous night. Poems, what a silly thing. They're meaningless and boring, Pointless and rhyme. Who wastes their time, Thinking up ludicrous writing. There once was a grumpy dog,... Continue Reading →

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