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Lullaby
Poetry

Lullaby

Lay your sleeping head, my love, Human on my faithless arm; Time and fevers burn away Individual beauty from Thoughtful children, and the grave Proves the child ephemeral: But in my arms till break of day Let the living creature lie, Mortal, guilty, but to me The entirely beautiful. Soul and body have no bounds: … Continue reading

Going and Staying
Poetry

Going and Staying

I The moving sun-shapes on the spray, The sparkles where the brook was flowing, Pink faces, plightings, moonlit May, These were the things we wished would stay;         But they were going.                          II Seasons of blankness as of snow, The silent bleed of a world decaying, The moan of multitudes in woe, These were … Continue reading

Kubla Khan
Poetry

Kubla Khan

Haunting recitation by an ensemble cast In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed … Continue reading