Pictures & Poems--
Glimpses of Childhood



Emily Dickinson



Yevgeny Yevtushenko



William Butler Yeats



John Updike



Rainer Maria Rilke



Gwendolyn Brooks





Lily

Ariel


Please god, don't let me get trapped
in one of those pastel worlds
where everything is white bread,
iceberg lettuce,
45% cotton 55% polyester,
Muzak.
I want to live copper, blue-green, burgundy

satin and sailcloth
the sea at midnight,
the sky at noon.
Don't let me live earthbound
with my eyes on my lawn
or in my neighbor's windows.
I want to soar
sail
splash
like a kite.
Let me frame the sky
and hang it on my wall.
Let me keep the mountains
in a box under my bed.

--Sara Booth
       
Sara Booth



Mary Oliver



William Blake



e. e. cummings



Thom Gunn
 

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