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Daily Poem – Kubla Khan

July 11, 2006

Kubla Khan

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.

So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round :
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/stc/Coleridge/poems/Kubla_Khan.html
Primary Source:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/britpo.html

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