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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 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 . . .

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. . . .