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  • Rookie Rose Mareea (2/9/2007 12:27:00 AM) Post reply
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    Is there an excerpt from ELEGY FOR THE DEPARTURE by Zbigniew Herbert that might be called... or starts with... 'The Gods Show Themselves'?

    Part of it describes these birdlike creatures, originally stoic, spinning & hurling themselves into a circle of 'godbones' & feathers.

    It ends with the narrator finding himself on a 'familiar highway' (something to this effect) .

    If anyone recognizes this poem please, please, please confirm or correct it for me. I'd really very much like to find it again in its entirety. Thanks!

  • Rookie Milena Ivanova (2/8/2007 9:14:00 AM) Post reply

    I am looking for a song. This is a duet (female/male) from 70' or 80'. I don't know the name of sinders, neither the song name. The text is like this: 'Do you love me? Yes I do, more than words can say. Do you need me... etc.'

  • Rookie Sarah Wright (1/31/2007 7:16:00 AM) Post reply

    Thank you so much, this is exactly the only I was looking for! I have searched (obviously not well enough) for years. Thanks very much for your help: -)

  • Rookie Dan Rube (1/31/2007 1:02:00 AM) Post reply

    I once heard an australian poem about a man returning from war, I don't remember many words but he spoke of a moonlit path and called australia the land of sunburnt children. I loved this poem. Please help.

  • Rookie Jason Larsen (1/30/2007 6:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Something kind of like this... this one is good, maybe just a bit over the top... I'd like to have a few to choose from.

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/somewhere-in-time-a-child-s-abuse-is-the-lifely/

    Good unconventional stuff.

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    • Rookie Karl Stuart Kline (Human Rights) (2/20/2007 5:50:00 PM) Post reply

      Hello, Jason... Take a look at my site, www.scaredsafe.org and you will see some very edgy material... Some of it was published in my book, Poison Pearls - some is only on that site and/or include ... more

  • Rookie Jason Larsen (1/30/2007 5:51:00 PM) Post reply

    As an assignment for my communications class, I need to recite a three minute poem. I'd like to find a poem by an author that would be unknown to most people, I guess you could say an 'amateur' poem. Something that takes about 3 minutes to recite, preferably something edgy, not riddled with swear words, but something most people might not feel comfortable reciting in a college class, I guess you could say something that is borderline acceptable for class.

    It doesn't really matter what the poem is about or who the author is, but preferably modern, written in the last few years by someone who isn't a recognized or published poet. The only stipulation for the class is that it takes 3 minutes to recite, the other 'requirements' are just what I would prefer to find.

    So, if anyone here can point me towards a poem on this site, I would appreciated it. I've looked around quite about myself, but haven't found what I'm looking for. You can either send me a message, reply to this post, or email me.

    Thanks in advance, Jason.

  • Rookie Derek Lodge (1/23/2007 12:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi. My names Derek. What a great site! Is there anyone out there able to help me find a poem that I learned at school over 55 years ago.
    'We nailed him there,
    Aloft between the thieves in the night air.
    The rabble and the readers mocked with oaths,
    The hangmans squad was dicing for his clothes...........' etc.
    I've always thought it was by John Masefield, but I have searched everywhere for years and have been unable to find it. Please, please if there's someone out there that knows anything about this poem, I'd be very very grateful. It would make an old man very happy. Thank you. Regards. Derek.

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    • Rookie Mark English (1/23/2007 12:47:00 PM) Post reply

      That's Masefield all right. It's from his 'The Trial of Jesus' (1925) , but it doesn't seem to be available online and my copy is in storage, so I can't be more informative than that.

  • Rookie Pamala Garl (1/23/2007 3:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Im looking for poem I believe is by Bertolt Brecht that tells of an old woman who goes daily to the grocery-makes her selections-places them on counter-looks in her coin purse which is empty and then explains that she believes that if she does not continue to shop for food (that she cannot buy) people will think she does not need it-something to that effect-? ? ? thanks

  • Rookie - 12 Points Yvonne Rautenbach (1/22/2007 5:20:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello Iam Yvonne and I joined this week. This is one amazing well organised and truly addictive site.
    Can anyone tell me please the full poem by Spike Milligan which I think begins or ends with....'a cat is just a cat my friend and that my friend is that'
    I saw it once and could never find it again. Whilst not being a particular lover of cats I thought the poem was extremely funny and a work of true genius.

  • Rookie Robert Yetter (1/21/2007 1:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Does anyone have knowledge of a poem on pirates from a Childcraft volume published in the forties, approximately, about 'the pirate don dirk of dowdee' or something like that. The set of books were the old orange hardcovers and were in my third grade classroom in 1970 at Sylvan Hills in North Little Rock Arkansas. I would greatly appreciate knowing the full title and author's name, as well as a copy of the poem if anyone posesses it. Thank you kindly.

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    • Rookie Mark English (1/23/2007 12:55:00 PM) Post reply

      I'm sorry if there's any difficulty reaching the website, but since it's still online I can copy the full text of the poem: Ho, for the Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee! He was as wicked as wicked coul ... more

    • Rookie Mark English (1/23/2007 12:51:00 PM) Post reply

      It seems that the author was called Mildred Plew Meigs. You can find the poem at http: //inquiryunlimited.org/lit/poetry/piratedon.html

    • Rookie Yvonne Rautenbach (1/23/2007 7:44:00 AM) Post reply

      Dear Robert I tried the link given to you by the last poster but the article was not found on Explorer or Safari- did you find it? I did find a link about Captain Kidd of Dundee however and I wonde ... more

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