IDENTITY POEMS

Of The Terrible Doubt Of Apperarances
OF the terrible doubt of appearances,
Of the uncertainty after all--that we may be deluded,
That may-be reliance and hope are but speculations after all,
That may-be identity beyond the grave is a beautiful fable only,
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Walt Whitman

Truthâ??is As Old As God
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Truthâ??is as old as Godâ??
His Twin identity
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Emily Dickinson

Truth—is as old as God
836

Truth-is as old as God-
His Twin identity
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Emily Dickinson

Nature And Godâ??i Neither Knew
835

Nature and Godâ??I neither knew
Yet Both so well knew me
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Emily Dickinson

Nature and God—I neither knew
835

Nature and God-I neither knew
Yet Both so well knew me
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Emily Dickinson

This Consciousness that is aware
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This Consciousness that is aware
Of Neighbors and the Sun
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Emily Dickinson

Identity
1) An individual spider web
identifies a species:

an order of instinct prevails
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Archie Randolph Ammons

This Consciousness That Is Aware
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This Consciousness that is aware
Of Neighbors and the Sun
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Emily Dickinson

A Coward
By hardihood to rise and fear to strike,
And fitly to rebuke his sins decrees,
That, hide from others with what care he please,
Night sha'n't be black enough nor earth so wide
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Ambrose Bierce

Oh, For The Time When I Shall Sleep
Oh, for the time when I shall sleep
Without identity,
And never care how rain may steep,
Or snow may cover me!
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Emily Brontë

Oh, For The Time When I Shall Sleep
Oh, for the time when I shall sleep
Without identity,
And never care how rain may steep,
Or snow may cover me!
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Emily Jane Brontë

Mystery Of Mysteries
BEFORE the abyss of the unanswering grave
Each mortal stands at last aloof, alone,
With his beloved one turned as deaf as stone,
However rebel love may storm and rave.
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Mathilde Blind

O Me! O Life!
O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless-of cities fill'd with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light-of the objects mean-of the struggle ever renew'd;
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Walt Whitman

An Invite, to Eternity
Wilt thou go with me, sweet maid,
Say, maiden, wilt thou go with me
Through the valley-depths of shade,
Of night and dark obscurity;
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John Clare

In A London Drawingroom
The sky is cloudy, yellowed by the smoke.
For view there are the houses opposite
Cutting the sky with one long line of wall
Like solid fog: far as the eye can stretch
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George Eliot

The Patient
The patient looks outs into the garden burning
With Christmas* stars of vermillion fire.
They flower, he feels, nicely on that bush together,
But he is no longer akin to himself.
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Franz Werfel

Family Reunion
Outside in the street I hear
A car door slam; voices coming near;
Incoherent scraps of talk
And high heels clicking up the walk;
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Sylvia Plath

Still
I said I will find what is lowly
and put the roots of my identity
down there:
each day I'll wake up
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Archie Randolph Ammons

Invitation To Eternity
Say, wilt thou go with me, sweet maid,
Say, maiden, wilt thou go with me
Through the valley-depths of shade,
Of bright and dark obscurity;
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John Clare

Two Lyrics From Kilroy's Carnival: A Masque
I Aria

"--Kiss me there where pride is glittering
Kiss me where I am ripened and round fruit
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Delmore Schwartz

Poems About

alone, america, angel, anger, baby, beach, beautiful, beauty, believe, brother, butterfly, car, change, chicago, childhood, cinderella, courage, crazy, dance, daughter, death, depression, dream, family, fire, freedom, friend, future, girl, god, graduation, greed, haiku, happiness, happy, heaven, hero, home, hope, identity, joy, june, kiss, laughter, life, lonely, loss, lost, love, marriage, memory, mirror, money, mother, murder, music, nature, night, paris, passion, peace, poverty, power, racism, rain, remember, respect, river, rose, school, sick, sister, sleep, soldier, song, sonnet, spring, star, success, summer, sun, swimming, sympathy, time, together, travel, trust, truth, war, work,

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