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Your favorite poem
« on: January 02, 2006, 04:55:21 am »
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I like reading love poems and I'm interested if there are others who like to share their favotite poem?

This one is mine

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
from "The Wind Among the Reeds"

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


--W.B. Yeats, 1888


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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 02:01:52 pm »
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I found this one friendship:

"I wrote your name in the sand but the waves washed it away,
I wrote your name on my hand but washed it the next day,
I wrote your name on a piece of paper but accendentaly threw it away,
I wrote your name in my heart and forever it will stay."

I forget where I found and who wrote it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 02:20:04 pm »
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The Eagle
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringd with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 07:23:42 pm »
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Mine is one out of FotR... the one about Beren and Luthien.  It's really long so I'll just write the first two stanzas....

The leaves were long
The grass was green
The hemlock-umbels tall and fair
And in the glade a light was seen
Of stars in shadow shimmering.
Tinuviel was dancing there
To music of a pipe unseen
And light of stars was in her hair
And in her raiment glimmering.

There Beren came from mountains cold
And lost he wandered under leaves
And where the elven river rolled
He walked alone and sorrowing.
He peered between the hemlock-leaves
And saw in wonder flowers of gold
Upon her mantle and her sleeves
And her hair like shadow following...

It goes on and on  -  'tis a really sad poem 
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2006, 08:16:22 am »
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Those poem s are lovely

Thanks for posting. I loved reading them...
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 10:40:44 pm »
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I have two favorites.  The first one is...

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5
 
Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same,        10
 
And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.        20


Aaand....

Sonnet 116
William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2006, 01:42:54 pm »
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"Love is like a delicate flower,
Cared for it will grow,
But left unnurished it will flaunder,
No seeds will remain
From this awesome flower domain."
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2006, 11:24:43 pm »
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Quote from: Lumos on January 19, 2006, 10:40:44 pm   



The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5
 
Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same,        10
 
And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.        20




Lumos, that is my favorite poem, too.  I had to memorize it for seventh grade English class and I fell in love with it back then and it is still my favorite poem. 

Thanks so much for posting your poems, everyone.  I love poetry and have kind of let that love go by the wayside in favor of being a wife, Mom, LOTR, A&F, etc, etc.  Thank you, Estaeb, for starting this thread and reawakening my love of poetry again for a few minutes. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006, 02:34:00 pm »
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Quote from: Rose on January 31, 2006, 11:24:43 pm   


Quote from: Lumos on January 19, 2006, 10:40:44 pm   



The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5
 
Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same,        10
 
And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.        20




Lumos, that is my favorite poem, too.  I had to memorize it for seventh grade English class and I fell in love with it back then and it is still my favorite poem. 

Thanks so much for posting your poems, everyone.  I love poetry and have kind of let that love go by the wayside in favor of being a wife, Mom, LOTR, A&F, etc, etc.  Thank you, Estaeb, for starting this thread and reawakening my love of poetry again for a few minutes. 

This is a truly wonderful poem!! I just love it!

I have some favourite poems but there all in Dutch, too bad
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2006, 04:59:59 am »
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Quote from: Lumos on January 19, 2006, 10:40:44 pm   

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5
 
Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same,        10
 
And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.        20


My home tutor made me read that! I liked it then and still do. I had to answer questions about it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2006, 08:44:52 am »
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It is a really fantastic poem, and i think its probably something no one can read without being effected. I always found it really inspirational.
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When I read it for the first ever time I couldn't help but think of Hobbits and Elves!
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006, 04:44:55 pm »
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My favorite Poem is " She Walkes in Beauty" 

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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2006, 02:30:05 pm »
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I love so many poems here are just a few of my favourites.

Song of Myself - Walt Whitman
Not Waving but Drowning - Stevie Smith
The love Song of J Alfred Prufrock- T.S Eliot
Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde
Stop all the Clocks - W H Auden
Do not go Gentle into that good night - Dylan Thomas
Sonnet 20 - William Shakespeare
The Stolen Child - W B Yeats
Break of Day in the Trenches - Isaac Rosenberg
Pretty much everything by John Donne but particularly Elegy 20: To his Mistress going to bed.

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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2006, 04:18:44 pm »
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For some reason, I just love this one:

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

THE TIGER - WILLIAM BLAKE
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