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( Mar. 21st, 2009 09:28 pm)
Listen to the presences inside poems,
Let them take you where they will.

Follow those private hints,
and never leave the premises.

Let's begin with ee cummings.  My favorite love poem.

And move on to several stanzas of Rumi because World Poetry Day requires an ounce of bliss.

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And a short Pushkin because, though I'm tempted, it would be difficult (illegal?) to copy/paste the entirety of  Eugene Onegin.

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( Mar. 21st, 2009 10:40 pm)
Because these lines are without a doubt, my favorite lines of poetry ever written:

Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises
Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field
Behaving as the wind behaves
No nearer-

"The Hollow Men"
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-T.S. Elliot


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