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Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

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"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."

Emily Dickinson (via wordsnquotes)

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"…that greyish green
That Nature loves the best for Beauty’s grave…"

— Edgar Allan Poe from “Al Aaraaf”

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Keats

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Keats goes up to the counter and orders a venti iced Caramel Frappucino. He sits down at a table by himself, sighs dramatically, and doesn’t drink it.

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Whitman

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Whitman goes up to the counter and orders a green tea. He stares meaningfully at the male barista, climbs up the fire escape to the roof, and sounds his barbaric yawp.

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Frost

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Robert Frost goes up to the counter and orders a tall pumpkin spice latte. He takes one sip, but he drops it on the floor almost instantly. “Nothing gold can stay,” he says sadly, and walks away into the fall evening.

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Billy Collins goes up to the counter and orders a coffee, black, with cream.
It is warm, like childhood, like love, like losing yourself in your art.
He holds the cup in his hands and stares across the room.
There is a light on in the corner -
Underneath it is a woman, reading a book.
It…
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Wordsworth

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Wordsworth goes up to the counter and orders a smoothie. It reminds him of a lake he visited once as a child. Then again, so do most things.

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Percy Shelley

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Percy Bysshe Shelley goes up to the counter and orders two venti espressos. He sets them down on the table in front of him like majestic stone pillars. He stands, knocks them to the ground dramatically, and leaves the shop. The barista hears his cries echo through the deserted street: “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”