Keats's heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains his sense.
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"What rhymes with 'failed marriage'?"
"Catherine's gift to us tonight is her poetry."
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"Once, I tried to change the laces, and the Landmarks Commission came down on me like a ton of bricks."
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"They say, 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one great thing.' Want to hear it?"
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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The Love Song Of J. Alfred Crew
"If you quote Rilke again, I'm just going to have to take my bra off!"
"In fact, the work's been so good that we question whether it's Will's own."
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"By the way, does anything other than 'trouble' rhyme with 'bubble'?"
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
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"This 'road not taken' where we're going for dinner, was she also a road not travelled?"
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Ruth and her new cordless telephone.
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Great Poets of Catalogdom
"Is there any Robert Frost in the house?"
"I lied in my ad. I hate Wallace Stevens."
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"Just waiting for Icarus to fall. And you?"
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"I knew Mary would dump me when my fleece got a little gray."
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"I myself don't see much hope for an inter-utensil relationship."
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Coming to a theater near you~Dante & Virgil: A Buddy Movie
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Two More Poems from Ted Hughes
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"This one's going down."
"Yes, I know, Munger. But Wallace Stevens didn't scribble his damned verses on company time."