Looking For A Poem
(10/30/2006 8:01:00 AM)
I've been carrying around the words to this poem since high school, and would really love to know what it refers to, and who the author is. Can anyone help?
'I go to seek that ancient isle, where fame and fortune dwell. I leave a love, a laugh, a smile, and so my dear, farewell.'
(10/29/2006 12:42:00 PM)
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Can anyone tell me what these (approximate?) lines are from, as remembered by my friend Jane from school,45 years ago. As I can't find it in any searches I wonder whether she may have dreamt it or even written it herself, as it doesn't sound very good to me:
Along the windswept platform, pinched and white,
The travellers stand in pools of wintry light,
Offering themselves to dawn's long slanting shadows/arrows.
The train's due, porter's trundle heavy barrows
The train steams in billowing forth resplendent clouds of...vapour
Hither and about......
Very many thanks,
(10/29/2006 7:47:00 AM)
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I AM SEARCHING FOR A POEM THAT HAS THE WORDS I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEA AGAIN WHERE TALL SHIPS COME IN ITS PROBABABLY A SIMPLE POEM BUT I CANNOT REMEMBER IT OR WHO WROTE IT.Replies for this message:
(11/28/2007 4:29:00 PM)
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, I left my towel on the beach one day, I wonder if its dry?
(10/31/2006 10:03:00 AM)
Hi Jo, the poem you were enquiring after is entitled, 'Sea-Fever; by John Masefield - 1878-1967 - I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship an ... more
- Richard Pitts (11/28/2007 4:29:00 PM) Post reply
(10/28/2006 8:04:00 AM)
Hi, Can any one help me?
I found a poem among some of my great grandad’s stuff but some parts are missing
The bits I can make out are:
And friends, and the other chaps, hailing;
It is'nt exactly a 'pleasure trip'
Carrying on in cold and storm
But at least the work in this old ship
Is enough to keep a fellow warm
Now i'm sending this line that soon you'll get
with the hope that this sailor you'll not forget
who, though on the ocean, is all serene
From Herbert Edward Cooper (My Great Grandad)
It’s printed on some sort of cloth and at the top it says 'The Great War' and under that it says 'Remembrance'. My great Grandad sent it home while he was working in the British Navy on a ship called the HMS Grasshopper, so I think the timescale would have been around the first and second world wars.
Its just chunks of the beginning of the poem that are ripped and missing, so if anybody knows this poem or who the author was I’d be grateful
(10/22/2006 3:06:00 PM)
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I'm looking for a poem and have very limited info...The poem is about a ship leaving it's shore and the people on the shore are sad, however the people on the other shore are happy to see the ship coming. I think the poem is about death. Any help would be greatly appriciated!
(10/16/2006 4:05:00 PM)
I submitted a poem and now can't find it! I've had some emails giving some feedback about the poem, but referring to it as from an anonymous writer! Why can't I find it?
(10/7/2006 1:03:00 PM)
Can anyone help me? I am looking for a poem called, I think, The Atheists Hymn.
I can only remember the first verse which goes
Lord, Lord, I don't believe in you,
I only believe in me.
I've never seen your miracles,
Only your land and and sea.
It ends with something like
...I only want to make music,
Which remiinds me of Thee.
Has anyone else ever heard of this one?
(10/1/2006 7:33:00 PM)
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Hi - I'm urgently trying to track down a poem that was in a book I treasured as child (Rabbiting On by Kit Wright) - the poem was about 'my mum' or called something like that. If anyone has a copy and would be able to email me the lyrics I would be so so grateful (I want to send a copy of the poem to my mum for her 60th birthday and have just moved away so cannot access my copy of the book which is stored...hence wondering if anyone can help) . It would mean a lot to us both as it was a poem that we recited many a time when I was young and brought much laughter into our house as a family. Thanks. Clare
(9/30/2006 11:28:00 AM)
During WW1 a squad of soldiers passed the time when not been shot at by creating poems. In the 50's a grade school companion gave me this poem which had been handed down from his uncle who had been there. I remember about 90% and wonder if anyone else has ever heard this. Could it be that I'm the sole survivor of this poem? I feel the need to share. It was called 'The ravings of the Rumhound' I'll post what I remember as soon as I figure out how. (I'm new here)
(9/24/2006 2:03:00 PM)
I'm looking for a poem we had to read in school a few years back. All I remember is that it involved a guy going over to a girl's house (for a date I believe?) and he lays in a chair and stares at the ceiling and talks about the roses he sees in it. And talks about a lonely town or something.
It was relatively short, I remember I loved it at the time.