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Poetry Appreciation: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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Poetry Appreciation: The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service

A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, And watching his luck was his light-o’-love, the lady that’s known as Lou. When out of the night, which… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service

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Poetry Appreciation: Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake

. Piping down the valleys wild Piping songs of pleasant glee On a cloud I saw a child. And he laughing said to me. Pipe a song about a Lamb; So I piped with merry chear, Piper pipe that song again— So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe Sing… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake

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Poetry Appreciation: Tam o’ Shanter by Robert Burns

Tam o’ Shanter is a wonderful, epic poem in which Burns paints a vivid picture of the drinking classes in the old Scotch town of Ayr in the late 18th century. It is populated by several unforgettable characters including of course Tam himself, his bosom pal, Souter (Cobbler) Johnnie and his own long suffering wife… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Tam o’ Shanter by Robert Burns

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Poetry Appreciation: The Horses by Edwin Muir

Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came. By then we had made our covenant with silence, But in the first few days it was so still We listened to our breathing and were afraid. On the second day The radios… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: The Horses by Edwin Muir