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Classic poem of the day

Sabrina fair,
——Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
——In twisted braids of lilies knitting
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair;
——Listen for dear honour's sake,
——Goddess of the silver lake,
Listen and save!

——Listen and appear to us,
——In name of great Oceanus,
——By the earth-shaking Neptune's mace,
——And Tethys' grave majestic pace;
——By hoary Nereus' wrinkled look,
——And the Carpathian wizard's hook;
——By scaly Triton's winding shell,
——And old soothsaying Glaucus' spell;
——By Leucothea's lovely hands,
——And her son that rules the strands;
——By Thetis' tinsel-slippered feet,
——And the songs of Sirens sweet;
——By dead Parthenope's dear tomb,
——And fair Ligea's golden comb,
——Wherewith she sits on diamond rocks
——Sleeking her soft alluring locks;
——By all the nymphs that nightly dance
——Upon thy streams with wily...

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member poem of the day

These are poems about the passage of time, aging, mortality and death. 

The Shrinking Season
by Michael R. Burch

With every wearying year
the weight of the winter grows
and while the schoolgirl outgrows
her clothes,
the widow disappears
in hers.

Published by Angle, Poem Today (featured poem), Heartfelt Death Poems, Girls and Goblins and Madly Jane

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Distances
by Michael R. Burch

Moonbeams on water —
the reflected light
of a halcyon star
now drowning in night ...
So your memories are.

Footprints on beaches
now flooding with water;
the small, broken ribcage
of some primitive slaughter ...
So near, yet so far.

Published by The Poetry Porch/Sonnet Scroll and The New Lyre (the first poem in the first issue)

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