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~ Us Two – Alan Alexander Milne

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,” says Pooh. “What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh. (“Twice what?” said […]

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~ Crossing the Frontier – Alec Derwent Hope

Crossing the frontier they were stopped in time, Told, quite politely, they would have to wait: Passports in order, nothing to declare And surely holding hands was not a crime Until they saw how, ranged across the gate, All their most formidable friends were there. Wearing his conscience like a crucifix, Her father, rampant, nursed […]

~ – Alexander Pushkin

Bound for your distant home you were leaving alien lands. In an hour as sad as Iโ€™ve known I wept over your hands. My hands were numb and cold, still trying to restrain you, whom my hurt never told to end this pain. But you snatched your lips away from our bitterest kiss. You invoked […]

POET

Day 4 John Keats was an English Romantic poet, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only 4 years before his death from tuberculosis at age 25. A thing of beauty (Endymion) is a joy forever its loveliness increases;it will never Pass into nothingness; but still […]

POET

Day 3 Another poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley For love, and beauty, and delight There is no death nor change; their might Exceeds our organs, which endure No light being themselves obscure. W B Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th Century literature, received the 1923 Nobel Prize for […]

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