The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.

— W.H. Auden

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Don't do me any favors... just astonish me.

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The aim of writing poetry is to enable readers a little better to enjoy life or a little better to endure it.

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Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.

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The Ogre does what ogres can, Deeds quite impossible for Man, But one prize is beyond his reach: The Ogre cannot master speech. About a subjugated plain, Among it's desperate and slain, The Ogre stalks with hands on hips, While drivel gushes from his lips.

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Clear, unscaleable ahead, Rise the mountains of instead From whose cold, cascading streams None may drink except in dreams

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Soft as the earth is mankind and both need to be altered.

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Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.

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Evil is unspectacular and always human, And shares our bed and eats at our own table ....

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