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Glimpses of Childhood


Molly Reading
Emily Dickinson



Yevgeny Yevtushenko



William Butler Yeats



John Updike



Rainer Maria Rilke



Gwendolyn Brooks




Piper in Vero Beach Condo
Piper

Introduction to Songs of Innocence


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 cheer.
Piper, pipe that song again:
So I piped; he wept to hear.
Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe,
Sing thy songs of happy cheer:
So I sung the same again,
While he wept with joy to hear.
Piper, sit thee down and write
In a book that all may read
So he vanished from my sight;
And I plucked a hollow reed,
And I made a rural pen,
And I stained the water clear,
And I wrote my happy songs
Every child may joy to hear.

--William Blake
       
Sara Booth



Mary Oliver



William Blake



e. e. cummings



Thom Gunn
 

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