Looking For A Poem
(3/16/2014 2:02:00 AM)
I am looking for a great poem re: courage in fighting for civil rights. But I don't know the author or title. It refers to Fannie Lou Hamer's campaigning for equal voting rights for black people. (I am not sure if her name was used in the poem.) " she wanted the vote" is a line used at least twice, probably more. Near the end of the poem is the line " men had gone to the bottom of the river/for wanting less" (not sure of the line break) . The poem ends with the lines " black as the earth/underfoot." (I am not entirely sure of the capitalization or punctuation.)
My efforts to find the poem using key phrases in the search box, with or without quotes around them, have come to naught. Either I get inundated by references which contain ONE of the words in my search, or I get a long list of poems which think I am looking for the TITLE of the poem (again, one word out of the phrase will do, apparently) . Or, I ask for an " exact quote" only to be told that my search turned up zero matches. Come ON! Surely it's possible to design a website that allows people without perfect recall to find a poem.
(3/12/2014 8:16:00 PM)
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Hello, I'm looking for a poem I read in college...
About watching a couple of sunbathers, young girls, on the beach in Bolinas California
One line I remember; 'their souls opening and closing, opening and closing...'
(3/11/2014 9:16:00 PM)
I'm seeking a poem that I read maybe...10 years ago..i believe its fairly old but I can't recall for sure...its essentially listing things about the night that are more tempting and more alluring than the day and I think its asking that if the night is meant for rest and repose why make it more lovely than the day..I would greatly appreciate any information in regards to my so far futile hunt! Thank you so much =)
(3/10/2014 11:49:00 AM)
Hello, I am looking for a poem by Darren Bgyn, A fathers hands it was on poem hunter site as poem of the week September 2013 or later. I would be very happy if I can get this poem as it really hit home for me. Please help.16
(3/9/2014 3:20:00 PM)
Paint my cold ocean waves a calm coral pink
head swelling like a hurricane
melt like golden honey upon my lonely head
waves crashing, and a lighthouse.
This is all I can remember of a poem I found in a small, yellow poetry book about nine years ago. It was my favorite and I've thought about it for a long time. I would love to read this poem again, any help is appreciated!
(3/9/2014 12:12:00 AM)
I just saw " The Intouchables" and am looking for the poem referenced by Guillaume Apollinaire. They used a line from it " I yearn as I await letters from you...." . My Grandfather used to read this to me and I cannot find the title, I just can't remember it. Any help would be appreciated!
(3/7/2014 9:27:00 PM)
I am looking for a poem. Written from the woman's perspective. It is about the time passing during her marriage. It sort of runs like this. " I picked up the dry cleaning while you did this." I dropped the kids at school while you built the treehouse " and the situations change as they age. While all of these ordinary things become like breathing and they lose what brought them together. Have searched everywhere. Would love some help finding this one! Thanks :)
(3/6/2014 6:42:00 PM)
Hey, anyone and everyone on Poemhunter.com. I have to do a poem for english class. It's kinda a tournament. I've made it to the third round, but now I'm kinda stumped as to what to say for my poem. Please reply with an idea if you have one. THANKS! ! ! (Nothing too dark. Keep it light. Something funny.)
(3/6/2014 2:44:00 PM)
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Loooking for a poem about three soldiers stood on a bridge holding back an entire army. Also a poem about a priest who changes his religion every time the countrys ruler changes. Also a poem about a guy who hogs all the grain and ends up being eaten by the rats.I think he was a Bishop?
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Thomas Vaughan Jones
(3/9/2014 5:06:00 PM)
How Horatio kept the Bridge A huge saga. http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_horatiuspoem.htm
(3/6/2014 5:08:00 PM)
Your poem about the guy eaten by rats is Robert Southey's " Bishop Hatto: A Legend of the Mouse-Tower on the Rhine."
- Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/9/2014 5:06:00 PM) Post reply
(3/6/2014 12:01:00 PM)
Hello, Looking for a poem studied at school for GCE O'level (JMB/AQA) in 1978 UK
It was about 2 creatures, one was fierce and one resembled a 'plastic bag'
nothing else to go on
Any help much appreciated