Looking For A Poem
(10/31/2007 11:51:00 AM)
you should maybe check out Mark Haddons anthology!
Its really fascinating,
i hope that it is the first of many to come....
(10/27/2007 1:52:00 AM)
I very much hope that someone may read this who is familiar with a poem that (I believe) was written by Edgar A. Guest entitled (again, I believe) 'Elizabeth Ellen Is Two Today.' My (somewhat extensive) search has been unsuccessful thus far - it hasn't be found in any compilation books of his poetry, via several other Internet resources, or through 'phone calls to various Michigan libraries. As a result, I've concluded that it may have simply been one of his many, many, many poems published in the Detroit Free Press. A brand-new granddaughter named Elizabeth Ellen has prompted my search for this poem from my memory bank, and I'll be crossing my fingers that some expert might come to my aid. Any advice or help will be most appreciated.
(10/27/2007 12:09:00 AM)
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My mother always told us poems when we were children. No one wrote them down. Mother has been gone for years now and I would love to be able to remember the old Christmas poems she used to tell.I know some of a few of them but not all.
I don't want much for Christmas
Just some wooded blocks
A dozen pound of candy
All tied up in a box....
Another one was one she used a doll for
Now listen miss or Mistress
Please sit up nice and straight
And listen like a lady dear
To what I shall relate.
Tomorrow is going to be the best day
In the whole long year
And you shall get some presents too
Because its Christmas dear.......
I know whats in the closet
I've known a week or more
One day while I was hiding
Behind the bedroom door
I saw Maw hide some presents
But I ain't letten on.......
Really wish someone could help me find these. I can't help but think maybe she learned these at school as a child. Mom was born in 1919.
(10/24/2007 9:48:00 AM)
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I'm looking for a poem. I had thought it was by John Donne but I can't find it. It was written after the author's child died. In the poem the child is compared to a flower or a young plant which God found pleasure in so much so that he took it. It is a poem looking at the brighter side of the death of a child. The fact that God loved the flower so much he had to have it with him. Any help would be great. Thank you.
(10/22/2007 3:11:00 PM)
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hey guys.. if you are looking for a poem about like life itself and 9/11 and the government check out
Spitting The Truth - Joshua Thomas Gage
tell me what you think, thanks =)
(10/22/2007 6:15:00 AM)
Alrighty-o, this isn't find-a-lost-poem so much as a good-poem-suggestions query. I have no idea how to find just good poems to read! Can anybody please give some suggestions to some good poems you've read recently then email me? Thanks so much!
(10/18/2007 12:10:00 AM)
If anyone can help me with this, I will be so thankful. I have the bare minimum of information about this poem, but my best friend wrote it out for me and I lost it in a house fire.
The poem itself is in three small parts, one of which is called 'the diggers'. It's based around the idea of archaeology, about bones buried in the dirt which are being excavated. I don't remember anythign else about it, and it's driving me insane. Please let me know if this rings a bell for anyone!
(10/17/2007 3:07:00 PM)
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Im trying to find the athuor to a poem i only know the poem
she loved him all her life
and when she thought he might die
she tied her wrist to his at night
so that his pulse would not flutter
and leave her stranded
(10/15/2007 10:37:00 PM)
someone please let me know who is the author of this poem...
I read news, shake my head
Do they really think we are dumb?
They are politicians, privateers & thives
All part of a large sum...
All wethink of the cost of gas
Suplies smaller than the demand
Money is cheep commodity
If your father brother have died in war
The service, all for 'people' they say
They stick out their chests & boat
Most of them talk about peace& poverty
But they don't have any solution
The politicians their friends& rich
Again they will get what they want
While 'we' keep hopes at bay
They are buying BMW's and Mercedes...
Is at down to write some poetic rhymes
But it seems not fair
Oh! Just look at the bright side
Well! NO I won't I can't
Please forgive me it struck a nerve
Of someone's political view
I will try to write about love& peace
If we see a better day...!
(10/11/2007 3:50:00 PM)
Has anyone heard from SGT Daniel Chapman, a poet soldier currently in Iraq and listed on this site as TEARS FROM A SOLDIERS EYES? I have been trying to get in touch with him since August and am really worried. If you have heard from him after August 8,2007, please post a note here to that effect, just to ease my mind. And if you are able to contact him by other than a 'message to the poet' please let him know that Kim is trying to reach him under the account of Susan Banks. Daniel is just a friend I met on this site who I believe will someday be an accomplished poet. Thanks.