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BarleyBlue


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Posted Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 12:07pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
Go take thine angle and with practised line
Light as the gossamer the current sweep
And if thou failest in the calm still deep
In the rough eddy may a prize be thine

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wooden_elf


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Posted Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 1:23pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
It's called "September" by Teresa Hooley (1888-1973)

The swallows wheel about the sky,
Trying their wings for overseas;
The thistledown goes floating by;
At midnight shine the Pleiades;
And there are mushrooms in the dawn,
And blackberries all wet with mist;
Ripe chestnuts dropping on the lawn;
Red apples that the sun has kissed.
The beech is touched with fire o'erhead,
Largess of gold the lime down flings,
Cool asters crowd the garden bed,
And over all the robin sings.

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Betty Boop


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Posted Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 5:35pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
'Symphony in Yellow' Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

An omnibus across the bridge
crawls like a yellow butterfly'
And, here and there, a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
and flutter from the temple elms,
And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

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IdeaCollector


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Posted Tue Nov 4th, 2008 3:02am Post subject: Favorite Poem
"I, Too, Sing America" Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

I used to be EternalStudent on these forums until the switch over. So don't get excited..I'm not someone new and exciting. I'm just me :P

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thewanderer


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Posted Tue Nov 4th, 2008 10:59am Post subject: Favorite Poem
"Death alone from death can save
Love is death and so is brave
Love can fill the deepest grave
Love lovesbeneath the wave"

(George McDonald)

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ninjaduck


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Posted Tue Nov 4th, 2008 1:53pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
To express one's mood
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic

(can't remember the poet's name - is a man, tho)

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thewanderer


Member

Posted Tue Nov 4th, 2008 3:50pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
To express one's mood
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic

(can't remember the poet's name - is a man, tho)

John Cooper Clarke, i think.

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BarleyBlue


Member

Posted Tue Nov 4th, 2008 7:01pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
To express one's mood
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic

(can't remember the poet's name - is a man, tho)

Hi EllieBellie, 'thewanderer' is right - the poet is John Cooper Clarke (born 25 January 1949) an English performance poet from Salford, Greater Manchester; he is often described as a punk poet.

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Nitro


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Posted Wed Nov 5th, 2008 3:44am Post subject: Favorite Poem
This thread has absolutely stumped me. There are so many poems that on any day I could call my 'favorite'. And, some of those favorites are on the long side. Too long to cut and paste here. Even if I could, I know I'd come back and want to replace it with some other poem I like. Though I know it was not your intent OP, I am totally paralyzed by indecision X-D I do enjoy reading what others have posted though

Really? Wow.

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duno


Member

Posted Thu Nov 6th, 2008 2:35am Post subject: Favorite Poem
Tis true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.
If I could reach from pole to pole
Or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the soul;
The mind's the standard of the man.

Joeseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) wrote this amazing poem. I think it sums up how we should value each other.

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bardess


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Posted Thu Nov 6th, 2008 5:39pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
I'm not surprised that he wrote something so sensitive. In the time he was alive the Freak Shows were really popular; can you imagine living through that time with such a body?

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gadgetgirl


Member

Posted Thu Nov 6th, 2008 8:25pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"


Sorry, I just love the sounds of the words The whole text is here: http://www.jabberwocky.com/carroll/jabber/jabberwocky.html

That would be me.

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Anonymous


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Posted Thu Nov 6th, 2008 9:34pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
Nothing beats a bit of Spike Milligan for me...

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
And the Monkeys all say Boo!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots Jibber Jabber Joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang!
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So it's Ning Nang Nong!
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning!
Trees go Ping!
Nong Ning Nang!
The mice go Clang!
What a noisy place to belong,
Is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!


Genius

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ArcadiaHouse


Member

Posted Thu Nov 13th, 2008 8:31pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
This is a Spike Milligan poem which my friend had on her MySpace page.

A young spring-tender girl
combed her joyous hair
'You are very ugly' said the mirror.
But,
on her lips hung
a smile of dove-secret loveliness,
for only that morning had not
the blind boy said,
'You are beautiful'?

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michael


Member

Posted Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:22pm Post subject: Favorite Poem
waltwhitman waltwhitman waltwhitman waltwhitman song of myself

i celebrate myself and sing myself
and what i assume you shall assume
for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you

(...goes on for like 55 more pages....)


You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.

"HELLO I'M TACTILE !" is an anagram of my name

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