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Glimpses of Childhood

Emily Dickinson

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

William Butler Yeats

John Updike

Rainer Maria Rilke

Gwendolyn Brooks



Please god, don't let me get trapped
in one of those pastel worlds
where everything is white bread,
iceberg lettuce,
45% cotton 55% polyester,
I want to live copper, blue-green, burgundy

satin and sailcloth
the sea at midnight,
the sky at noon.
Don't let me live earthbound
with my eyes on my lawn
or in my neighbor's windows.
I want to soar
like a kite.
Let me frame the sky
and hang it on my wall.
Let me keep the mountains
in a box under my bed.

--Sara Booth
Sara Booth

Mary Oliver

William Blake

e. e. cummings

Thom Gunn

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