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Sho Ka (?)
  Black! crow standing in his eye all eternity Long shadows draw Wild winds abate In morning's first light A broken teahouse Bursting open The rose dawn fills My empty universe No barrier now Lofty mountain to one Riding the wind. -   Sho Ka.
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Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Anecdote Of The Jar I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground And tall and of a port i...
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
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Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Jabberwocky 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. 'Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumio...
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
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Ikkyu Sojun
A Meal Of Fresh Octopus Lots of arms, just like Kannon the Goddess; Sacrificed for me, garnished with citron, I revere it so! The taste of the sea, just divine! Sorry, Buddha, this is another precept I just cannot keep.   Ikkyu Sojun :
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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
Cold Lost Marbles A Poem by William S. Burroughs my ice skates on a wall lustre of stumps washes his lavander horizon he’s got a handsome face of a lousy kid rooming-houses dirty fingers whistled in the shadow “Wait for me at the detour.” river… snow… some ...
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
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William Burroughs (1914-1997)
Dead Whistle Stop Already End Tags: Cut-Up , Texts by Burroughs , William Burroughs A Poem by William S. Burroughs     Ahab to his companion      falling over there in any         out from the dawn       skin              staring          stirring unbelief ...
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Dorothy Parker (1843-1967)
On Cheating The Fiddler "Then we will have tonight!" we said. "Tomorrow- may we not be dead?" The morrow touched our eyes, and found Us walking firm above the ground, Our pulses quick, our blood alight. Tomorrow's gone- we'll have tonight!   Dorothy Parker :
Dorothy Parker (1843-1967)
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T'ao Ch'ien (365-427)
Ninth Day, Ninth Month Slowly autumn comes to an end. Painfully cold a dawn wind thicks the dew. Grass round here will not be green again, Trees and leaves are already suffering. The clear air is drained and purified And the high white sky’s a mystery. Noth...
T'ao Ch'ien (365-427)
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Tu Fu (712-770)
  Moon at Night in Ch’ang-an North of here in the moonlight She too looks up in loneliness. I am sad for our little children, Too young to think of far off Ch’ang-an. Clouds of hair wet with jewelled mist. Cold light on arms of jade. When will we two stir t...
Tu Fu (712-770)
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Du Fu (712-770)
Spring in Ch’ang-an Fallen States still have hills and streams. Cities, in Spring, have leaves and grass. Though tears well at half-open flowers. Though parted birds rise with secret fears. War beacons shine through triple moons. Home news is worth more tha...
Du Fu (712-770)
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