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  • Rookie Bernadette Jay (7/18/2008 6:53:00 PM) Post reply
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    hi, im new. if anyone could be of help. id appreciate it so much. ive been trying to look for a poem that had something like this....a leaf, once so green is now tattered and torn, tossed by wind......it talks about courage and hope...and not giving up....

    thank you so much...

  • Rookie Gary James Smith (7/18/2008 10:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Actually my wife has been looking for a poem for years which she heard read at a baby shower with the line in it, 'This too shall pass! ' Does anyone out there know where to find this poem. She would love to have the poem as she quotes this line to many new mothers after herself raising ten children, who are all grown now. Thank you

  • Rookie Mark Stalnaker (7/17/2008 1:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My name is Mark Stalnaker, I have been browsing and enjoying your site!

    I live in North Carolina (USA) , and the summers here often are hot and terribly humid. I have noticed, over the last few years, that this time of year leads me to be sad, wistful, etc. It feels as if each long day might never end. I had similar feelings when quite young—looking down the street as the sun was slowly sinking and thinking, “what am I doing here? ” Sort of like “ontological shock” or “angst.” As if all of the meaning might drain from life.

    In any case, I wonder if you know of poems that might touch on such issues?

    Thanks!

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    • Rookie Stephen West (7/20/2008 11:35:00 AM) Post reply

      Thee Dog Night or similar did a number in the sixties which started, , , , Hot town Summer in the city Back of my neck getting pretty sticky...... or similar. Also browse Rudyard Kipling for tro ... more

  • Rookie Stephen West (7/16/2008 2:39:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Three items for which I need info please. So I can sleep at night.
    A poem by DH Lawrence the last line being something like
    'The old have only lies to tell......
    A music hall comic song called 'The Physician' wherein a woman laments how her medic loved all the bits of her body but, as the last line declares,
    'But he never said he loved me'.
    A poem called 'Potephars Wife' wherein Joseph sits in his dotage with his memories, recalls his master's woman and her seductive ways.The last line is 'Oh Lord what a fool I was'.
    Help Please. I would do the same for you!

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (11/3/2008 7:20:00 PM) Post reply

      The Physician by Cole Porter. I posted the whole thing earlier but accidentally deleted it. But Stephen West has seen it and others can Google it.

    • Rookie Laura Burns (7/17/2008 1:58:00 PM) Post reply

      The only 'Potiphar's Wife' I know of is the one by Edwin Arnold, but it does not match your description. You can find it at: http: //dev.hil.unb.ca/Texts/EPD/UNB/view-works.cgi? c=arnoldsi.1448&pos= ... more

  • Rookie Vikki Avery (7/10/2008 9:17:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello, please help. I am creating scrapebooks for 2 boys i have childminded for for 2 years, they are 2 and 3 yrs old.Our time together is ending shortly due to me taking a new job. I will miss the boys and their parents deeply and wish for a verse / poem to put in their scrapbooks. Any ideas?

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    • Rookie Andrew Blakemore (7/10/2008 5:28:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi Vikki, I wrote a poem called 'Forget me not' that's on PH, it's about parting from a loved one. You are welcome to use it if you find it suitable. Best wishes, Andrew

  • Rookie Ken Holmes (7/7/2008 1:43:00 PM) Post reply

    I am searching for a poem my girlfriend of 40 years ago read in a contest. Since she didn't know she was my girlfriend, she didn't realize the affect it had on me :)

    Interestingly, the contest involved reading two poems and connecting them. Her second poem was Robert Frost's 'Out Out'. A very strange pairing, but it was a personal pairing - the death of her older brother in Vietnam and her love for her brother.

    I thought the love poem was also by Robert Frost, but was unable to locate it in his works. The poem is a quest to define love. My memory recalls things like 'What is love? ' 'Love is like a rose' 'Love is a white dove' as well as several other attempts to label love. Most poems with similar themes tend to be more definitive in answering the question, while this poem was a soft pleading as if the author was trying to convince himself/herself that there is a clear answer, ultimately (if memory serves) , you are left with love is undefinable. It is a poem that leaves you longing to describe your feelings of love but never being able to express the words.

    Perhaps that's why my girlfriend 40 years ago, never knew my feelings.

  • Rookie Jenny Blake (7/5/2008 1:36:00 PM) Post reply

    I am looking for a poem for my mother, about a welsh miner who stole bread to feed his children which she read as a child approximately 72 years ago - anyone any ideas please.

  • Rookie Tabitha Snyder (7/4/2008 11:38:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a poem I read in school about 12 years ago. It's understandable if the information is a bit too vague for any real answers, but I'd love it if someone could even point in a direction.

    All I can remember about the poem is this:
    - I read it in a British Literature class.
    - It was about how people have become desensitized to the fact that their food is from actual plants and animals and instead buy pre-packaged processed food items in neat little plastic wrapped containers.

    I can't really tell you anymore but I've been wanting to find this poem for years and never really knew where to start since I don't even know the author or title.

    In other words - Please help me!

  • Rookie Jane Tonks (7/4/2008 1:38:00 PM) Post reply

    I am searching for an ancient love poem-Roman or Greek, or from the middle ages perhaps? I read it many years ago in an anthology. All I can remember about it was that it was from a woman to her lover. Her lover was reticent, and was wasting time by not showing his feelings, not being very affectionate. I know this isnt much information, but does this ring any bells with anyone?

  • Rookie Barb Gilman (7/4/2008 11:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    My father died this past February. He would always recite a poem which I believe to be 'Georga Da Wash' by TA Daly. It was about George Washington and the story of telling his father about chopping down the cherry tree. It is similar to the poems by TA Daly on this site but a little different. I believe he memorized this in grade school in the late 1940's. Can anyone help me find this poem? It would mean a lot to my siblings and me.

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