The Mood Of Depression
You dark mouth inside me,
You are strong , shape
Composed of autumn cloud,
And golden evening stillness;
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Georg Trakl

Pantoum Of The Great Depression
Our lives avoided tragedy
Simply by going on and on,
Without end and with little apparent meaning.
Oh, there were storms and small catastrophes.
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Donald Justice

Depression Before Spring
The cock crows
But no queen rises.

The hair of my blonde
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Wallace Stevens

Poems In Depression, At Wei Village
I hug my pillow and do not speak a word;
In my empty room no sound stirs.
Who knows that, all day a-bed,
I am not ill and am not even asleep?
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Bai Juyi

Rubaiyat 12
All treasures ainâ??t worth this oppression.
All pleasures ainâ??t worth one transgression.
Not even seven thousand years of joy
Is worth seven days of depression.
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Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi

Madam's Past History
My name is Johnson--
Madam Alberta K.
The Madam stands for business.
I'm smart that way.
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Langston Hughes

The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
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Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Hymn To Contrition
Tenderest Herald of the sky,
Nature's safeguard from perdition,
Friend of sweet, tho' tearful eye,
Call'd by angels meek Contrition-
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William Hayley

A New Year's Toast
Here's to every Aussie fellow,
Who refused to show the yellow
When depression's clammy hand
Cast its shadow o'er the land.
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

My body and my mind
My body and my mind...

My body and my mind are in depression because
You are not with me.
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The Kid Around The Corner
There's a kid around the corner
Who is filled with half-formed fears;
He is growing rather wistful
As the Christmas season nears;
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Depression In Early Spring
Meathooks, notebooks,
the whole city sky palely flaming
& spectral bombs
hitting that patch of river
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Erica Jong

Sonnet Xxxix. To Night. From The Same.
I LOVE thee, mournful, sober-suited Night!
When the faint moon, yet lingering in her wane,
And veil'd in clouds, with pale uncertain light
Hangs o'er the waters of the restless main.
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Charlotte Smith

All the striving, all the failing,
To the silent Nothing sailing.
Swiftly, swiftly passing by!
For the land of shadows leaving,
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Morris Rosenfeld

Tho we seem to reach the turning
And the Government is yearning
To brings us swift releif, and make a cut
In the burden of the taxes,
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The Bush Fire
Let's have a tiny little bush fire.
It's a cold, cold night tonight.
We are sick of this long session
Of the darkness of depression.
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The Idle Son
Young Benjamin left school this year
And stepped right in a job;
And he starts in hope of a life career,
Like his eldest brother, Bob.
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Doctor Frolic
Felicity the healer isnâ??t young
And you donâ??t look him up unless you need him.
Clownâ??s eyes, Popeâ??s nose, a mouth for dirty stories,
He made his bundle in the Great Depression
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Robert Pinsky

Antarctic Pioneers
Because some unimportant man
In politics talks loud and high,
Or some wild, economic plan
To lift depression takes his eye,
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

The Golden Age
Is it the dawn of a Golden Age
And a swift release from pain?
The politicians fight and rage
Where doubt and chaos reign.
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

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