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#NationalPoetryDay
#Invictus by #WilliamErnestHenley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
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#NationalPoetryDay
#Invictus by #WilliamErnestHenley

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
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#NationalPoetryDay
#Invictus by #WilliamErnestHenley

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
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#NationalPoetryDay with a #SCOTUS twist—some courtly clerihews by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Henry Taylor (from Brief Candles, LSU Press, 1998):

Antonin Scalia
likes to sing "The Rose of Tralee"—a
treat for all students
of his jurisprudence.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
said ''Titanic,'' in truth, made her wince. ''Berg
phobia?'' inquired a reporter.
''No,'' she said, ''I just wish it were shorter.''

Anthony Kennedy
was startled: when had he
removed his tie?
And why?
Sandra Day O'Connor
was just about to don her
robes when her clerk
simply went berserk.

David Souter
booted up his computer
and discovered that sex is
treated dryly in LEXIS.
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