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Over the Roofs

By Sara Teasdale


Oh chimes set high on the sunny tower    . . .

The Owl

By Edward Thomas

Downhill I came, hungry, and yet not starved;
Cold, yet had heat within me that was proof
Against the North wind; tired, yet so that rest . . .

Ox Cart Man

By Donald Hall

In October of the year,
he counts potatoes dug from the brown field,   
counting the seed, counting    . . .


By Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, . . .

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