The Whole Family
the whole family
all with white hair and canes
visiting graves

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Matsuo Basho

All In A Family Way
My banks are all furnished with rags,
So thick, even Freddy can't thin 'em;
I've torn up my old money-bags,
Having little or nought to put in 'em.
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Thomas Moore

A Family Row
I freely confess there are good friends of mine,
With whom we are often invited to dine,
Who get on my nerves so that I cannot eat
Or stay with my usual ease in my seat;
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Edgar Albert Guest

Home For Thanksgiving
The gathering family
throws shadows around us,
it is the late afternoon
Of the family.
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Linda Pastan

The Lion
The Lion is a kingly beast.
He likes a Hindu for a feast.
And if no Hindu he can get,
The lion-family is upset.
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Vachel Lindsay

The Right Family
With time our notions allus change,
An' years make old idees seem strange-
Take Mary there- time was when she
Thought one child made a family,
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Edgar Albert Guest

The Family's Homely Man
There never was a family without its homely man,
With legs a little longer than the ordinary plan,
An' a shock of hair that brush an' comb can't ever straighten out,
An' hands that somehow never seem to know what they're about;
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Edgar Albert Guest

The Family Doctor
I've tried the high-toned specialists, who doctor folks to-day;
I've heard the throat man whisper low 'Come on now let us spray';
I've sat in fancy offices and waited long my turn,
And paid for fifteen minutes what it took a week to earn;
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Edgar Albert Guest

Obadiah Bell
I am fit and I am well (so said Obadiah Bell.)
I take life as it come from day to day,
I have never been a scorner
Of the 'trouble round the corner,'
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

From The 'Antigone'
Overcome -- O bitter sweetness,
Inhabitant of the soft cheek of a girl --
The rich man and his affairs,
The fat flocks and the fields' fatness,
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William Butler Yeats

From The ‘Antigone’
Overcome-O bitter sweetness,
Inhabitant of the soft cheek of a girl-
The rich man and his affairs,
The fat flocks and the fields' fatness,
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William Butler Yeats

Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 33
A padshah asked a hermit: â??How spendest thou thy precious time?â?? He replied: â??I am all night engaged in prayer, during the morning in supplications and the rest of the day in restricting my expenses.â?? Then the king ordered a sufficient allowance to be allotted to him so as to relieve him of the cares of his family.

O thou who art encumbered with a family,
Think no more of ever enjoying freedom.
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Saadi Shirazi

The Family Party
ime family parties we gave so long ago,
When every near-relation and distant cousins, too,
The married ones with children, Aunt Mary and Aunt Sue,
The grandpas and the grandmas, yes, everyone of kin,
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Edgar Albert Guest

William House And Family
Come all kind friends, both far and near,
Come listen to me and you shall hear --
It's of a family and their fate,
All about them I will relate.
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Julia Ann Moore

Family Court
One would be in less danger
From the wiles of a stranger
If one's own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with.
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Ogden Nash

The Old-Time Family
rdens they are bearing, with a child or two to raise.
Of course the cost of living has gone soaring to the sky
And our kids are wearing garments that my parents couldn't buy.
Now my father wasn't wealthy, but I never heard him squeal
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Edgar Albert Guest

Three Balls
JABOWSKY'S place is on a side street and only the rain washes the dusty three balls.
When I passed the window a month ago, there rested in proud isolation:
A family bible with hasps of brass twisted off, a wooden clock with pendulum gone,
And a porcelain crucifix with the glaze nicked where the left elbow of Jesus is represented.
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Carl Sandburg

The family position was waning,
And on this account the little Aurelia,
Who had laughed on eighteen summers,
Now bears the palsied contact of Phidippus.
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Ezra Pound

Mungojerrie And Rumpelteazer
Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer were a very notorious couple
of cats.
As knockabout clown, quick-change comedians, tight-rope
walkers and acrobats
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T. S. Eliot

On Niobe (From The Greek)
Charon! receive a family on board
Itself sufficient for thy crazy yawl,
Apollo and Diana, for a word
By me too proudly spoken, slew us all.
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William Cowper

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