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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Song: “You charm'd me not with that fair face”

By John Dryden

You charm'd me not with that fair face
      Though it was all divine:
To be another's is the grace, . . .

Youth

By James Wright

Strange bird,
His song remains secret.
He worked too hard to read books. . . .