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

You, Andrew Marvell

By Archibald MacLeish

And here face down beneath the sun
And here upon earth’s noonward height
To feel the always coming on . . .


By James Wright

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