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The Green River

Rating: 3.5

I know a green grass path that leaves the field,
And like a running river, winds along
Into a leafy wood where is no throng
Of birds at noon-day, and no soft throats yield
Their music to the moon. The place is sealed,
An unclaimed sovereignty of voiceless song,
And all the unravished silences belong
To some sweet singer lost or unrevealed.
So is my soul become a silent place.
Oh, may I wake from this uneasy night

To find a voice of music manifold.
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Tapan M. Saren 21 July 2016

Beautiful piece of art....

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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 August 2017

Such an interesting work of poetry....

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Rahman Henry 23 August 2017

So artistic and sad poem; I like it and have rated in full score. He, in fact, was an excellent, profound poet.

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Anita Aparajita Das 23 August 2017

Beautiful poem. And all the unravished silences belong To some sweet singer lost or unrevealed. So is my soul become a silent place.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 23 August 2017

I know a green grass path that leaves the field, And like a running river, winds along Into a leafy wood where is no throng Of birds at noon-day, and no soft throats yield Their music to the moon Nice to go through this marvelous poem.10 for it.

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Khairul Ahsan 23 August 2018

The title of the poem, though sounds nice, is not justified by any line of the poem.

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Susan Williams 23 August 2018

PART #_3__d] Greta Green was a destination for romantic runaway marriages- - e] so I suspect the green river might be a bit of a code for the relationship he and Wilde had and which he called in one poem “the love that dare not speak its name.” Detective Susan signing off.

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Susan Williams 23 August 2018

Part 2- -b] he had an affair with Oscar Wilde and they often met in two room suite at the Savoy that feature a large bed with silken green bed curtains - c] they had a portrait painted of the two of them, Oscar with a green jar and a river in the background-

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Susan Williams 23 August 2018

Part One- Sort of Answering Glen's question- Glen, I found a lot of references to Green in his life- -a] green seemed to be a word referencing homosexuality in his day much like the word gay references homosexuality today- -

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Susan Williams 23 August 2018

Line by line a superbly crafted poem.

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