IDENTITY POEMS

Identity
1) An individual spider web
identifies a species:

an order of instinct prevails
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Archie Randolph Ammons
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
836

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
How firm Eternity must look
1499

How firm Eternity must look
To crumbling men like me
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Emily Dickinson
As One does Sickness over
957

As One does Sickness over
In convalescent Mind,
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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
Identity
SOMEWHERE--in desolate wind-swept space--
In Twilight-land--in No-man's land--
Two hurrying Shapes met face to face,
And bade each other stand.
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich
This Consciousness that is aware
822

This Consciousness that is aware
Of Neighbors and the Sun
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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
Estranged from Beauty—none can be—
1474

Estranged from Beauty-none can be-
For Beauty is Infinity-
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Emily Dickinson
This Consciousness That Is Aware
822

This Consciousness that is aware
Of Neighbors and the Sun
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Emily Dickinson
That sacred Closet when you sweep—
1273

That sacred Closet when you sweep-
Entitled “Memory”-
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Emily Dickinson
The look of thee, what is it like
1689

The look of thee, what is it like
Hast thou a hand or Foot
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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
With An Identity Disc
If ever I dreamed of my dead name
High in the heart of London, unsurpassed
By Time for ever, and the Fugitive, Fame,
There seeking a long sanctuary at last,
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Wilfred Owen
With The Face
With the face goes a mirror
As with the mind a world.
Likeness tells the doubting eye
That strangeness is not strange.
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Laura (Riding) Jackson
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

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