My Muse is simple,--yet it's nice
To think you don't need to think twice
On words I write.
I reckon I've a common touch
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Robert William Service
IN despite of the cold and the gloom,
To ornament summer's bleak tomb,
Blooms the snowdrop; and lo! at the sight,
Sad Flora is thrilled with delight,
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Joseph Skipsey
My Muse is simple,-yet it's nice
To think you don't need to think twice
On words I write.
I reckon I've a common touch
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Robert Service
A Study In Feeling
To be a great musician you must be a man of moods,
You have to be, to understand sonatas and etudes.
To execute pianos and to fiddle with success,
With sympathy and feeling you must fairly effervesce;
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Ellis Parker Butler
Hymn 102
The Beatitudes.

Mt. 5:3-12.

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Isaac Watts
Unfolded Out Of The Folds
UNFOLDED out of the folds of the woman, man comes unfolded, and is
always to come unfolded;
Unfolded only out of the superbest woman of the earth, is to come the
superbest man of the earth;
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Walt Whitman
On Being Stricken With Paralysis
Good friends,
Why waste your time in wailing
And in sympathy for me?

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Bai Juyi
Bird Nesting
O wonderful! In sport we climbed the tree,
Eager and laughing, as in all our play,
To see the eggs where, in the nest, they lay,
But silent fell before the mystery.
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Ellis Parker Butler
The butterfly obtains

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
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Emily Dickinson
t's all for the best,' said he,
And I know that he sought my heart to reach,
And I know that he grieved with me.

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Edgar Albert Guest
In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 063
Yet pity for a horse o'er-driven,
And love in which my hound has part,
Can hang no weight upon my heart
In its assumptions up to heaven;
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Alfred Lord Tennyson
If I were only a little puppy, not your baby, mother dear, would
you say "No" to me if I tried to eat from your dish?
Would you drive me off, saying to me, "Get away, you naughty
little puppy?"
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Rabindranath Tagore
Lines To A Reviewer
Alas, good friend, what profit can you see
In hating such a hateless thing as me?
There is no sport in hate where all the rage
Is on one side: in vain would you assuage
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Whimper Of Sympathy
Hawk or shrike has done this deed
Of downy feathers: rueful sight!
Sweet sentimentalist, invite
Your bosom's Power to intercede.
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George Meredith
Book Of Suleika - Suleika 04
WITH what inward joy, sweet lay,

I thy meaning have descried!
Lovingly thou seem'st to say
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On Aging
When you see me sitting quietly,
Like a sack left on the shelf,
Don?t think I need your chattering.
I?m listening to myself.
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Maya Angelou
There should be no despair for you
While nightly stars are burning,
While evening pours its silent dew
And sunshine gilds the morning.
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Emily Jane Brontë
Song Ii
DOES Pity give, though Fate denies,
And to my wounds her balm impart?
O speak--with those expressive eyes!
Let one low sigh escape thine heart.
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Charlotte Smith
On The Sands
ALL the air was tranced and the sea was stilled,
And we stood and dreamed of a world to be.
When it seemed to me that our souls were thrilled
With a sudden sympathy.
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Arthur Henry Adams
Divine Device
Would it be loss or gain
To hapless human-kind
If we could feel no pain
Of body or of mind?
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Robert Service

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