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    Sorry for the wrong link!
    Don't know whether you've read Jane Eyre. One of the characters is a missionary and the poem seems to be made for him.

    "Queen and huntress, chaste"."Hymn To Diana" by Ben Jonson
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...-to-diana-2457
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Sadly, no to Jane Eyre.

    Wonderful homage poem to Diana

    "Radishes flip their skirts in the wind" - Lorna Crozier; Radishes... https://readalittlepoetry.com/2011/0...lorna-crozier/
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    "Radishes"-absolutely charming!

    "Santa Ana came storming, as a storm might come;"."The Defence of the Alamo" by Joaquin Miller
    http://www.poetryatlas.com/poetry/po...the-alamo.html
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    Well written poem, albeit glorifying war.

    "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves" - Lewis Carroll; Jabberwocky... https://eliteskills.com/c/2161
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    re "Defence of Alamo"-Yes, but there seems to be another aspect too: the external bloody battle is compared to the battle against sin.
    "I say that the victory, high or low,
    Is given the hero who grapples with sin,
    Or legion or single; just asking to know
    When duty fronts death in his Alamo."

    Love Jabberwocky.!

    "URANIA, whom the Town admires,"."An EPISTLE from a Gentleman to Madam Deshouliers, returning Money she had lent him at Bassette, upon the first Day of their Acquaintance."(Translated with Liberty from the French)
    https://www.eighteenthcenturypoetry....84-w0430.shtml
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Oh, I thought the sin referred here was cowardice.

    Re; Jabber... - me too

    Lol... what an odd reason to wax poetically Enjoyed!

    "visiting a past self. Being anywhere makes me thirsty." - Kaveh Akbar; Being in This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler... https://readalittlepoetry.com/2020/0...y-kaveh-akbar/
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    It sounds more generic to me, but you may be right.

    Lol! Besides being bountiful with her money, Lady Urania surely possessed personal charm .

    "Time Traveler". Enjoyed this original poem! And loved this site with its interesting poems and beautiful illustrations.

    "Watching the first sunlight"."Wild Oats" by W.S. Merwin
    https://readalittlepoetry.com/2021/0...by-w-s-merwin/
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Delicate poem... enjoyed very much A few words about Merwin's poetry including some on the poem you selected: https://imagejournal.org/2019/03/18/...disappearance/

    "X is the Roman notation for ten," - unknown; X is the Roman notation for ten page 3 of 3... https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cg...ntext=wordways
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    Loved this article about Merwin's poetry. On Fryday the mother of a very dear friend died at 96.She was losing her memory and her Children told me she was constantly asking for the absent members (including the dead ones) of her family.

    "Ye brave old fig-trees! worthy pair!". "The Fig-Trees of Gherardesca" by Walter Savage Landor
    http://www.poetryatlas.com/poetry/po...erardesca.html
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    A tale of doomed fig trees... enjoyed

    "Zeroes and ones, zeroes and ones," - Sam Fitts; Zeroes and Ones... http://www.citatepedia.com/comments.php?id=585106
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    Just now opened and enjoyed the pages with the poem in X. It wasn´t possible before because I don´t have Acrobat on my tablet.

    As for "Zeroes and Ones" I suspect LItnet has a lot!

    "A boy told me"."The Rider" by Naomi Shihab Nye
    https://readalittlepoetry.com/2011/0...mi-shihab-nye/
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Acrobat... Didn't know that was an issue anymore... kind of take it for granted nowadays.

    Delicate poem of trying to overcome loneliness. I remember skating alone with the old steel-wheeled skates in my neighborhood in San Mateo, CA (circa, '63 - '66) feeling so free and unalone - imagining all the "miles" going by through all the noisiness the skates made... and yes, bicycles did translate thus. Enjoyed

    "Be music, night," - Kenneth Patchen; 'Be Music, Night'... https://www.poetryoutloud.org/poem/be-music-night/
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    "Be music, night,".Beautiful poem!
    "COME, gentle God of soft Repose," ."An ODE To SLEEP" by Charlotte Lennox (née Ramsay)
    https://www.eighteenthcenturypoetry....47-w0170.shtml
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    "If sleeping I can still be blest, / Let Life be all a Dream." Enjoyed

    "Doubt is a storming bull, crashing through" - Safiya Sinclair; The Ragged and the Beautiful... https://www.poetryoutloud.org/poem/t...the-beautiful/
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    "The Ragged and the Beautiful..." What a beautiful and original way of referring to the emigrant and descendants condition:
    "We are strange
    and unbelonging. Yes. We are just enough/

    of ourselves to catch the wind in our feathers,
    and fly so perfectly away.

    "Enter without knocking, hard-working ant.". "This Morning" by Charles Simic
    https://readalittlepoetry.com/2011/0...charles-simic/
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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