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Glimpses of Childhood

Molly Reading
Emily Dickinson

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

William Butler Yeats

John Updike

Rainer Maria Rilke

Gwendolyn Brooks

Piper in Vero Beach Condo

Introduction to Songs of Innocence

PIPING down the valleys wild,
Piping songs of pleasant glee,
On a cloud I saw a child,
And he laughing said to me:
Pipe a song about a lamb:
So I piped with merry cheer.
Piper, pipe that song again:
So I piped; he wept to hear.
Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe,
Sing thy songs of happy cheer:
So I sung the same again,
While he wept with joy to hear.
Piper, sit thee down and write
In a book that all may read
So he vanished from my sight;
And I plucked a hollow reed,
And I made a rural pen,
And I stained the water clear,
And I wrote my happy songs
Every child may joy to hear.

--William Blake
Sara Booth

Mary Oliver

William Blake

e. e. cummings

Thom Gunn

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