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Rent Strike Poem (1889)

Our husbands are on strike; for the wives it is not honey, And we all think it is right not to pay the landlord’s money, Everyone is on strike, so landlords do not be offended; The rent that’s due we’ll … Continue reading

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Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Spleen J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans. Un gros meuble à tiroirs encombré de bilans, De vers, de billets doux, de procès, de romances, Avec de lourds cheveux roulés dans des quittances, Cache moins de secrets que … Continue reading

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The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang … Continue reading

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They Feed They Lion

They Feed They Lion By Philip Levine Out of burlap sacks, out of bearing butter, Out of black bean and wet slate bread, Out of the acids of rage, the candor of tar, Out of creosote, gasoline, drive shafts, wooden … Continue reading

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