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  • Rookie - 0 Points Serena Penman (11/17/2014 4:14:00 AM) Post reply
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    Looking for a poem about a middle-aged woman, Mrs?, who was killed during World War 2 while shopping in some small West country (I think) town, by a Luftwaffe bomber dumping his unused load before flying back over the Channel.
    I think the poet is a woman.
    I think the poem's called " Mrs (whatever her name is - something 3 syllabic and faintly quaint, like Enticott or Arbuthnot) "
    The poem contains descriptions of her clothes and shopping, and the conjecture that Mrs?is probably rather like the young pilot's mother. (I thimk.)
    Can anybody help?

  • Rookie - 18 Points Saparonia Holliday (11/15/2014 6:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I did my GCE O levels in 1970 (a 2 year course) and for English Literature we studied poems from a book of modern poetry. i have lost the name of the book and the school don't know what it was.
    There were a couple of poems that i loved, i wondered if you recognise them and would be able to tell me their authors or titles.

    1/ it was written by a Polish author who i think might have been anonymous, Each verse ended with the words:
    " Each night, i look up to the stars for a witness."

    2/ This was a post war poem, (perhaps vietnam) , written by an English or US author. it described " Men in Green" they were full of life, going somewhere and they meet other men coming the other way, returning.

    3/ it was a poem about horses who were standing like statues.

    all these poems were fairly short, no more than a page.

    it would mean so much if you can recall or locate any of them for me, or if you know anyone who would be able to tell me the title of the collection

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    • Rookie - 18 Points Laura Burns (11/15/2014 10:22:00 AM) Post reply

      I think your second poem is probably " Men in Green" by the Australian poet David Campbell. You can find it on the Poemhunter site.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Daly (11/9/2014 9:27:00 PM) Post reply

    I am trying to locate the title and author of a poem I read about a year ago. I cannot recall any lines from the poem, but I recall a vivid image: fish swimming beneath the clear surface of the sea and looking at the sky. I think it might be a Mary Oliver poem, but I have had no success in finding this imagery in her poems. I appreciate any help in locating this poem.

  • Rookie - 17 Points Domnic Duplessis (11/6/2014 2:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My posts keep on disappearing and re-appearing.

    I am looking for a poem that ends something like this.

    And if through the gates(bars) of hell, they face in heaven i See, I will know tiss(its) well.

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  • Rookie - 17 Points Domnic Duplessis (11/6/2014 2:15:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi there, I am desperate to find a poem that I did at school 30 years ago. It was some or other love poem. I just know the last line was something like:

    And if through the bars(gates) of hell, thy face in heaven I see, I will know tiss well." The person told someone they loved that they would go to hell if they knew if would make the other person be saved.


  • Rookie - 10 Points Don Taylor (11/4/2014 11:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I posted this but it seems to have disappeared! I'm looking for the poem containing these lines. " wanting wisdom, void of light (might be flight) who shall nerve heroic boys to hazard all in freedom's fight?" Seems like it ends with, " when duty wispers low, thou must, the youth replies, I can."

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  • Rookie - 10 Points Don Taylor (11/4/2014 11:33:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for the poem containing these lines. " When duty wispers low thou must, the youth repllies, I can." seems like it starts with " wanting wisdom, void of right(maybe light) who shall nerve heroic boys to hazard all in freedom's fight?"
    thanks for the help!

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    • Rookie - 10 Points Soul Watcher (11/5/2014 3:45:00 AM) Post reply

      Gotcha! ! This poem is written by Ralph Waldo Emerson under this title " VOLUNTARIES" Here is the link of that poem: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/voluntaries/ Enjoy it Don..: -)

  • Rookie - 19 Points Michael Anceravige (11/1/2014 5:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I have been trying to find the author and name of a few lines from a poem. It has been haunting me for 43 years to find the answer. All I have are a few lines- -


    mIKE a.

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    • Rookie - 19 Points Laura Burns (11/1/2014 8:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      REMEMBRANCE Oh. I ha'e a tryst, a pledge, A troth with Yesterday. Today, A winsome lass wi' smilin' eyes, Wi' red lips flashin', wi' cheeks as pale As lily buds and flushed as poppies, Tempt ... more

  • Rookie - 0 Points Andrew Y (11/1/2014 1:06:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a poem my grandma used to say. Something like...

    An artists was in heaven painting today
    And as he stooped to pray
    He spilled his paints

    ...and the spilled paints become a sunset.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/31/2014 12:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Awhile ago I read a poem on PoemHunter which starts off with ghosts in the attic who don't pay rent...it was really funny...does anyone know the title and the name of the poet? I thought I added it to my favorite poems list but it's not there...HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ! !

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