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Around the World with Poetry | A World of Poetry
Around the World with Poetry | A World of Poetry

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Around the World with Poetry People from cultures around the world use poetry for expression, entertainment and communication. Different languages and cultural backgrounds affect why and how a poem is...
The Inuit of the Arctic Circle | A World of Poetry
The Inuit of the Arctic Circle | A World of Poetry

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The Inuit of the Arctic Circle The Inuit culture has survived in some of the coldest, most remote parts of the world. Home to the Inuit is the Arctic landscape of Greenland and the northern parts of...
The Joy of a Singer | A World of Poetry
The Joy of a Singer | A World of Poetry

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The Joy of a Singer A wonderful occupation Making songs! But all too often they Are failures. A wonderful fate Getting wishes fulfilled! But all too often they Slip past. A wonderful occupation...
Chile: A Nation of Poets | A World of Poetry
Chile: A Nation of Poets | A World of Poetry

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Chile Chile has been called "a nation of poets." At a recent poetry convention in Chile, over 20,000 Chileans came to hear the work of poets from around the world. Two Chilean poets, Pablo Neruda and...
Rocking | A World of Poetry
Rocking | A World of Poetry

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Rocking The sea rocks her thousands of waves. The sea is divine. Hearing the loving sea I rock my son. The wind wandering by night Rocks the wheat. Hearing the loving wind I rock my son. God, the...
Fleas Interest Me So Much | A World of Poetry
Fleas Interest Me So Much | A World of Poetry

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Fleas Interest Me So Much Fleas interest me so much They are perfect, ancient, Sanskrit, machines that admit of no appeal. They do not bite to eat, they bite only to jump; they are the dancers of the...
China | A World of Poetry
China | A World of Poetry

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China The written form of Chinese poetry is believed to be over 22,000 years old. The first collection of Chinese poetry, The Book of Songs, was created between the 11th century and 2nd century B.C...
Deer-Park Hermitage | A World of Poetry
Deer-Park Hermitage | A World of Poetry

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Deer-Park Hermitage There seems to be no one on the empty mountain... And yet I think I hear a voice, Where sunlight, entering a grove, Shines back to me from the green moss. - Wang Wei