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Sad Boy's Sad Boy

By Charles Bernstein

I ruin my hats and all the mat slides glad
I hop my girls and all is skip again
I jump I run you up inside my truck . . .

Sadie and Maud

By Gwendolyn Brooks

Maud went to college.
Sadie stayed at home.
Sadie scraped life . . .

Safe in their Alabaster Chambers (124)

By Emily Dickinson

Safe in their Alabaster Chambers -
Untouched by Morning - 
and untouched by noon - . . .

Saguaro

By Brenda Hillman

Often visitors there, saddened
by lack of trees, go out
to a promontory. . . .

Saint Francis and the Sow

By Galway Kinnell

The bud
stands for all things,
even for those things that don’t flower, . . .

The Salutation

By Thomas Traherne

These little limbs,
    These eyes and hands which here I find,
These rosy cheeks wherewith my life begins, . . .

Sanctuary

By Jean Valentine

You       who I don’t know       I don’t know how to talk to you   

—What is it like for you there? . . .

Say not the Struggle nought Availeth

By Arthur Hugh Clough

Say not the struggle nought availeth,
     The labour and the wounds are vain,
The enemy faints not, nor faileth, . . .

Sea Fever

By John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
 
I must go down to the seas . . .

The Season of Phantasmal Peace

By Derek Walcott

Then all the nations of birds lifted together
the huge net of the shadows of this earth
in multitudinous dialects, twittering tongues, . . .

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