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  • James Murphy (6/9/2007 9:01:00 AM) Post reply

    i am looking for a poem by sir edwin arnold about the victoria cross.
    i thought it was 'the frist distribution of the victoria cross' which was published in 'the secret of death'. however, this is not the poem i want.

    the poem i want has the following verse:

    Thus saith the Queen: 'For him who gave
    His life as nothing in the fight,
    So he from Russian wrong might save
    My crown, my people, and my right;
    Let there be made a cross of bronze,
    And grave thereon my queenly crest;
    Write 'Valour' on its haughty scroll,
    And hang it on his breast.'

    anyone any ideas?
    regards james murphy(seamasomurchu@hotmail.com)

  • Jennifer Smith (6/5/2007 5:07:00 PM) Post reply

    hello, i once read a poem my aunt gave me and cannot track it down does any one recognise part of it that i think went like this: Sleep on fair maiden and dream of heaven a while. Your rosey lips still where a smile and breath and sigh delicious sighs, now she murmers, now she speeks what most i wish but fear to know. and now how like a saint she sleeps, hands mantled over breasts of snow...........

  • Susanne Burton (5/25/2007 10:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Help please, I am looking for the poem that talks about the difference between chaining the heart and loving somebody, and planting your own garden and with every goodbye we grow. It is pretty well known but I can't remember the name. Thank you :)

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    • Cia Frizzell (6/25/2007 6:31:00 PM) Post reply

      After a While - by Veronica Shoffstall from 'Mirrors and other Insults', poetry by Veronica A. Shoffstall After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining ... more

    • Shay Harmon (6/18/2007 8:45:00 AM) Post reply

      I first read this poem in 1986...a friend of mine had a copy of it. It was attributed to a 19-year-old named Veronica Shoftstall and the title was 'Comes the Dawn'. I've seen a 1971 copyrighted versio ... more

  • Tania Banania (5/25/2007 4:02:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi Im looking for a poem called 'Road 1904'. It's about a woman picking up an abandoned baby in the middle of road of a war-torn country. There is aline in the poem that goes 'Heavy as lead Heavy as the Dead' if that helps. I would REALLY appreciate it if someone could find it online for me. I have searched google and yahoo and on this site and cannot find it anywhere...

  • Zj Jj (5/24/2007 9:32:00 PM) Post reply

    Im looking for a poem that would remind you of a football movie. You know like how the team isnt very good but the last game that win by just a little. I need a poem that would remind you of a song that starts playing right before the team wins the game. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Dee Ward (5/23/2007 7:01:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am looking for a poem that surprised me years ago. I do not remember who wrote it or the name of it for sure. the name of it is something like 'why should I love you' one verse of it goes 'David stands a head above you, Dick's as brave as Lancelot' The ending was such an unexpected surprise when I originally read the poem I copied it and carried it around for about 3 years. I want to share the poem with my daughter and cannot find it. I had always associated it with Emily Dickenson but I think I am mistaken about that.

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  • Marie Vigil (5/20/2007 12:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Hey, I am looking for poems by the writer Versa Clark, but I haven't been able to locate any. If anyone ever happens to find one please reply to this.

  • Melvyn Newton (5/16/2007 4:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi there,

    I heard a lovely poem called The Unloved by Kathleen Raine on Radio 4 last Sunday night. I've searched everywhere I can think of on the web for it without success. Anyone got any ideas or a copy they can email. Thx, Melvyn

  • Ann Richard (5/14/2007 3:25:00 PM) Post reply

    Hey everyone i REALLY need your help!
    I am writing a 15 page literary Analysis paper on langston hughes vs don l lee. i am no expert on poerty and i was wonder if anyone can suggest some poems by the two that compare, thank you so much!

  • Caroline Osborne (5/14/2007 9:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    can anybody help! my dad (an old sailor!) quotes random lines from a coleridge (samuel) poem but we dont know the title. which poem mentions the quinquereme of ninevah? be glad of any help. caroline.

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    • Laura Burns Freshman - 2nd Stage (5/28/2007 8:37:00 AM) Post reply

      Could your dad actually be quoting from 'Cargoes' by John Masefield, which begins with the phrase you quoted?

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