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  • Rookie Angela Allsop (4/3/2009 5:10:00 PM) Post reply
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    hi. iv been asked to be a god mother and im looking for an original short poem to have engraved on a gift for my goddaughter. any ideas?

  • Rookie Rozeta Atanasova (4/1/2009 8:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Many years ago our English teacher wrote on the blackboard the poem:
    ********FOREVER********
    Forever has three syllables
    And none of them were slurred
    When she said 'Forever, Dear'
    All that has occurred
    All that is and is to be
    Gathered in one word.
    I tried to turn and look at her
    but my eyes were blurred.
    I've never heard a little girl
    Used so big a word!

    Please, help me to find the name of the author of this beautiful poem.

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  • Rookie Gracie Sprouse (3/30/2009 9:16:00 AM) Post reply

    I've had in my possession for sometime an 8 verse poem entitled 'Departed Friends'. I cannot identify the author. It's the original handwritten copy and has been in my families possession for many many years.The poem is too beautiful and too good not to have been published somewhere!
    It is old world handwriting so I'm having trouble making out the signature.
    It is signed E. A. Green or E. Charles(ct.or A abbreviated) Green, Greenland Cottage, VA, Monday, Feb.7,1876
    Any help anyone can offer will be appreciated.
    Here is the first verse:
    ***
    Many dear friends I've seen depart
    And bourne beyond the gloom
    The gloomy entrance of the grave
    The dark and silent tomb
    They still are going one by one
    Till many now have gone
    Gone to the cold and silent grave
    And I am following on
    ****
    Thanks for all help

  • Rookie Amy Hall (3/27/2009 5:02:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am looking for a poem that I read shortly after 9/11. It was something like 'what is this death' and some lines included, '..what is it but an inconvenience' and 'I am here, just in the next room'. The poem is very peaceful and serene. I have searched everywhere and cannot find this poem. If anyone can help! It was published in a sunday newspaper magazine, like Parade. Thank you!

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (3/29/2009 11:42:00 AM) Post reply

      Could this be it? WHAT IS DEATH? by Canon Henry Scott Holland Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each othe ... more

  • Rookie Bob Mosley (3/25/2009 12:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I recall reading a poem years ago in an anthology of poems. The poet was lamenting the passing of his very small dog who had a very large heart. The poem I think used the title of the name of the little dog, Stout Heart, Strong Heart, Brave Heart, one of those or very similar to it. And it extoled how brave and what a large heart this small dog had. I do not recall the name of the poet. It was in I believe an anthology of American poems and they were devided into subject matter, and this one was in the section about dogs and perhaps dogs that had passed on. I have looked but have not found it since. Does anyone recall this poem? Any help appreciated.

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    • Rookie Shweta Labana (3/25/2009 5:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

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  • Rookie Stephen Johnson (3/24/2009 12:40:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi. A friend of mine used this phrase, and I'm wondering where it came from. Is there anyone that's heard of it before? Thanks.

    'There are clefts in the rock where we see the back part of God and tremble. There's no training for what you saw out there because it's not an enemy that confronts us. It's a new power, let loose through a crack in the cliff of nature's mystery.'

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  • Rookie Byronhunter Gro (3/17/2009 12:07:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi mates herer,
    where is the full length poem of 'The Corsair '.It wrote by Byron.

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  • Rookie Anthony Wiley (3/16/2009 5:31:00 PM) Post reply

    does anyone know a chole

  • Rookie Martha Marshall (3/8/2009 5:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am looking for the poem that was read at my neice's funeral yesterday,
    It sounded so familiar but i can't find it.
    It was about the deceased saying 'Do not sit by my grave, I am not there'
    and then goes on to say where she is, in the wind, in the rain the leaf, the glint on snow (or new fallen snow, maybe) It was such an emotional day and I forgot to find the person that could tell me. Thanks for any help.

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  • Rookie Evelien Baet (3/6/2009 6:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hi
    i am looking for a poem about caliban(i think) . It's about a person who sees a naked man sitting in the desert eating a heart and this person talks to this guyabout it and then 'caliban' says something like: ' i like it because it is my own heart.'
    it a short poem only about 5 or 6 lines
    does anyone know it? thanks

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (3/6/2009 8:27:00 PM) Post reply

      This sounds like Stephen Crane's poem 'In the Desert': In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, ' ... more

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