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Fire and Ice By Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To … Continue reading

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Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Address to the Irish People (1812)

…Oh! Ireland, thou emerald of the ocean, whose sons are generous and brave, whose daughters are honorable, and frank, and fair; thou art the isle on whose green shores I have desired to see the standard of liberty erected, a … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping: Use Poetry and Culture To Develop Nations, Not War

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an uplifting speech at the headquarters of the UN Education, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris on Thursday, addressing in a poetic, cultural, and philosophical way to solve some of the major problems and … Continue reading

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To the U.S. Congress, Dáil Éireann and all lawmakers who have betrayed their citizens and humanity

At The Round Earth’s Imagined Corners By John Donne. At the round earth’s imagined corners blow Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise From death, you numberless infinities Of souls, and to your scattered bodies go, All whom the flood did, … Continue reading

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Requiem for the Croppies, Seamus Heaney RIP

Requiem for the Croppies The pockets of our greatcoats full of barley… No kitchens on the run, no striking camp… We moved quick and sudden in our own country. The priest lay behind ditches with the tramp. A people hardly … Continue reading

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Shelley: A New National Anthem

In light of the queen’s harrowing 1983 WWIII speech released today by the UK national archives, we retaliate with Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1819 New National Anthem, which celebrates Liberty as the true Queen of England A New National Anthem I. … Continue reading

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