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  • Rookie Jake M (5/11/2014 11:08:00 PM) Post reply

    Greetings. I'm trying desperately to find a poem I read in college about 4-5 years ago. I could've sworn it was titled " Marzipan." I seem to remember it was about a woman at some kind of party making chit-chat and blurts out that her mother commit suicide. That's all I have to go on, but I really would love to read this poem again (it still sticks out in my mind after all this time!)

    Please help me find it. Thanks in advance.

  • Rookie Dennis Mitchell (5/8/2014 4:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    " I'll lend for a little while
    A child of mine, " He Said.
    For You love thee while he lives
    And mourn for when he's dead.
    It may be six or seven years
    Or twenty-two or three,
    But will you, till I call him back,
    Take good care of him for me?
    He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
    And should his stay be brief,
    You'll have his lovely memories
    As solace for your grief.
    I cannot promise he will stay,
    For all from life returns,
    But there are lessons taught down there,
    I want this child to learn.
    I've looked the wide world over
    In my search for teachers true
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
    I have selected you.
    Now will you give him all your love
    Nor think the labor vain
    Nor hate me when I come to call to
    Take him home Again

    My wife's mom got this when (my wife's) brother drowned. Her mom (who has passed away) would give this to any family that lost a child. My wife found it and would like to know who wrote it.

    Dennis Mitchell

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (5/8/2014 4:52:00 PM) Post reply

      It is by Edgar A. Guest and has some further lines: I fancied that I heard them say, 'Dear Lord, Thy will be done! ' For all the joys Thy child shall bring, The risk of grief we'll run. We'll ... more

  • Rookie Julianna A. Laplante (5/7/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    I need some help writing a comparison essay on two different poems. Can someone help me find two really good ones?PM me?and also please take a look at my poetry [3 I want to become really good so advice is needed :)

  • Rookie - 38 Points Leon Wang (5/6/2014 7:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    when the last of our brains are gone, What nobler substitute than wine!
    Should be somewhere from the Childe Harald Pilgrimidge, but I cannot find exactly where

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    • Rookie - 38 Points Laura Burns (5/7/2014 1:29:00 PM) Post reply

      You have the poet (Byron) right, but the line is from a different poem, " Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed by a Skull."

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  • Rookie Karen Moore (5/5/2014 2:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Looking for a poem to read in our talent show. One that tells a good story and lasts 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Rookie M Ray (5/4/2014 4:36:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I remember reading this back in 1981 and have never forgotten it, however I don't know who wrote it. Can someone identify it?

    I have so little sorrow
    All them blues
    That followed me for so long
    Have gone on off somewhere else
    To drive another woman almost mad
    The sun shines at my back door
    Birds sing outside my window
    And although this is the city and the tears that marked my face
    Have dyed my skin a deeper hue
    A color full of blood and yearning
    I have so little sorrow
    All them blues
    Them bad bad blues
    Have gone on off
    Somewhere else
    To drive another woman almost mad

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (5/4/2014 8:57:00 PM) Post reply

      It is " Song" by Patricia Jones. It can be found in Women Surviving Massacres and Men: Nine Women Poets: An Anthology edited by E. Ethelbert Miller

  • Rookie Marion Smith (5/2/2014 7:25:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Anyone know the Yates poem that has the lines in it...........I spread my dreams under your feet, tread softly for you tread on my dreams. They are the only lines I know.

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (5/2/2014 3:46:00 PM) Post reply

      The poem is " He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by William Butler Yeats.

  • Rookie Shriya Sarang (4/28/2014 6:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    something of emily dickenson which would inspire my sis that reading books is good

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (4/29/2014 9:39:00 PM) Post reply

      Emily Dickinson did write " There Is No Frigate Like a Book, " which carries the message, but the question is whether it would be meaningful to your sister.

  • Rookie Robert Bowyer (4/27/2014 2:59:00 PM) Post reply

    Looking for a very instructive poem about different birds nesting habits. (written for children, I think about 1930-40) . It begins -
    There was a bird who did not know
    Where to build a nest, and so
    The other birds................

  • Rookie Andrea Robinson (4/27/2014 9:07:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    This poem I'm looking for is about death, and the final lines are something very roughly along the lines of " you've gone to bed, I'll stay a little while longer to tend the embers of the fire that still burn" .
    Any ideas gratefully received!

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