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Glimpses of Childhood



Emily Dickinson



Yevgeny Yevtushenko



William Butler Yeats



John Updike



Rainer Maria Rilke



Gwendolyn Brooks




Alexander
Alexander

Lies



Telling lies to the young is wrong.
Proving to them that lies are true is wrong.
Telling them that God's in his heaven
and all's well with the world is wrong.
The young know what you mean. The young are people.
Tell them the difficulties can't be counted,
and let them see not only what will be
but see with clarity these present times.
Say obstacles exist they must encounter
sorrow happens, hardship happens.
The hell with it. Who never knew
the price of happiness will not be happy.
Forgive no error you recognize,
it will repeat itself, increase,
and afterwards our pupils
will not forgive in us what we forgave.
--Yevgeny Yevtushenko
     
Sara Booth



Mary Oliver



William Blake



e. e. cummings



Thom Gunn
 

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