Unity by Pablo Neruda

Unity by Pablo Neruda There is something dense, united, settled in the depths, repeating its number, its identical sign. How it is noted that stones have touched time, in their refined matter there is an odor of age, of water brought by the sea, from salt and sleep. I’m encircled by a single thing, a […]

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The New Colossus, Emma Lazarus

The New Colossus Emma Lazarus, 1849 – 1887 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide […]

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The Things, Donald Hall

THE THINGS By Donald Hall • • • • When I walk in my house I see pictures,bought long ago, framed and hanging—de Kooning, Arp, Laurencin, Henry Moore—that I’ve cherished and stared at for years,yet my eyes keep returning to the mastersof the trivial: a white stone perfectly round,tiny lead models of baseball players, a […]

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