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  • Emma Timms (1/4/2014 12:31:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hi, I am a new member and am trying to find a poem I have only heard once. It was on the eve of a very dear called Jack's funeral. It had some words along the lines of 'remembering old Jack and his woodshed' not sure if it was a cowboy poem but was about old days and reminiscing about gardens, woodshed and 'old jack'. Possibly a cowboy/American poem?

    Any help would be appreciated!

  • Chris Blore (12/31/2013 4:57:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hi
    This is my first posting on this forum. I'm looking for a poem that I heard 40 years ago and some of the lines have stayed with me:
    " And then just six months later
    Another psychoassassination
    Another murder for the crowd
    Luther King he died for freedom
    Freedom really did him proud"

    I thought that it was written by Adrian Mitchell or Roger McGough, but I have looked through my books by these writers and cannot find it. Google searches also do not help. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be really grateful.

    Many thanks - Chris

  • Nathaniel Watkins (12/26/2013 5:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hello fellow poets
    hope your holidays
    have been pleasent thus far.
    My name is noronradss55 i am
    fairly new to poet hunter and
    i am looking to make new friends
    If anyone would like to checkout
    my poem page feel free that is
    if your not squeemish or scare
    easily.The reason i say this is
    because (The Uninvited) is
    not for everyone. So until
    i post again good luck to
    all and keep those pens
    buzzing.

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  • Jessica Wasson (12/24/2013 2:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I am looking for what I think is a poem or an ode to books. I do not remember much. I recall the poem giving thanks to books and talking about the adventures they take you on. It could have been an ode to a story. Either way, I am struggling to find it. Any information would be appreciated.

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  • Garry Mc Coombs (12/23/2013 5:20:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I remember part only a line from a poem my father-in-law LP Lish quoted in his English class 48 years ago. I always wanted to memorize it.. can anyone tell me the name and author.?

    " ...I envy the water's ability to touch her.."

  • Michael Gray (12/16/2013 8:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hello all,

    I'm trying to track down a poem that my Grandad used to read every New Year's Eve. We have recordings of him reciting the poem in years gone by, and half of a text, but he never knew where the lyrics came from, or even how they ended.

    Here's what we have;

    ‘Reggie Duff’

    Greedy youngster, Reggie Duff,
    Christmas pudding, ripping stuff.
    Saw his mother make a lot,
    Saw her take them from the pot.
    Saw her put them on the shelf,
    Thought he’d like to help himself.
    Hadn’t pluck enough to try,
    Had to wait ‘til by and by.

    Christmas dinner, turkey first,
    Pudding ‘til he nearly burst.
    What a greedy little chap.

    Felt so ill he went to bed,
    Tried to sleep but had a dream,
    Saw a ghost upon his bed,
    Reggie felt inclined to scream……

    Any help in tracking it down would be much appreciated! Thanks, Michael

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  • Tom Bonde (12/11/2013 10:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I meant to say the narrator was Not a Jew.

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    • Laura Burns (12/12/2013 4:07:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      That is by Martin Niemoller, a German pastor. It is more of a quotation than a poem: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came ... more

  • Tom Bonde (12/11/2013 10:51:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I am trying to remember who wrote the classic poem which I believe was denouncing nazis.
    The narrator writes how his neighbors are one by one taken away because they are a Jew, or for other reasons,
    and the narrator's rationale for doing nothing to stop them is he is a Jew, etc.. and in the end they come for the narrator
    and there is nobody to help the narrator.

  • Janni Donnelly (12/10/2013 6:18:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hi, my name's Janni and I'm a new member. I'm searching for a poem called The Dead. I don't know who it was written by, just that it's one of Stuart Maconie's (Radio 2 DJ) favourite poems. I've tried everything to get it but no luck as yet. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Much thanks, Janni.

  • Sean Nick (12/8/2013 2:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hi! I am not really trying to find a poem, more or less certain aspects of it, the poem is, We are the time. We are the famous, by Jorge Luis Borges, and I cannot seem to find a few things:

    -Publishing Date
    -Meter of the poem
    -Rhyme scheme

    Could any of you help me out, or point me in the right direction?
    it would be greatly appreciated, thank you :)

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    • Laura Burns (12/8/2013 8:20:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      In translation it does not rhyme, but in Spanish the rhyme scheme appears to be, abba, abba, aab, aa.

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