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BY MAYA ANGELOU

BY T.S. ELIOT

Miss Helen Slingsby was my maiden aunt,   

And lived in a small house near a fashionable square   

BY SYLVIA PLATH

In sunless air, under pines

Green to the point of blackness, some

BY ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

BY MAYA ANGELOU

BY KAREN AN-HWEI LEE

In prayer:

quiet opening,

BY DANTE ALIGHIERI

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