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  • Rookie Nv R (11/26/2007 6:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Hi all,

    I would like to fine the poem contains the following lines



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    • Rookie Laura Burns (11/26/2007 7:58:00 PM) Post reply

      The poem is Nimium Fortunatus (The Good Life) by Robert Bridges I have lain in the sun I have toil'd as I might, I have thought as I would, And now it is night. My bed full of sleep, My ... more

  • Rookie The Wiseone (11/21/2007 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    'A child attracted by its beauty reached out for the Rose, Struck by its thorn he cried, Life was already beginning to tell Lies'...
    hello everyone... i searched a lot but could not find the poet and his work who had written these words.. if anyone of you have come across these words.. kindly advise so I can find more the poets work... thanks in advance... like someone mentioned...not-so-wise

  • Rookie - 24 Points Andrew Blakemore (11/20/2007 5:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi everybody,
    My late grandfather used to recite a poem he learnt by heart when he was a schoolboy. It began with the line 'I strolled outside the city gates and lingered for a while.' I would love to find out more about this poem and its author. Many thanks, Andrew

  • Rookie Genelle Howell (11/17/2007 2:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My great aunt told us a rhyme that was to go with the little white damage marks on fingernails. Starting with the thumb, she said they told your fortune:
    Friends - thumbs
    Foes - index finger
    Heartaches - middle finger
    Beaus - ring finger
    Journey's to go - Pinkie

    Has anyone else ever heard of this, and can you tell me where it may have originated?

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    • Rookie The Wiseone (11/21/2007 7:45:00 AM) Post reply

      i dont know if the little white marks that arise on the finger nails imply that someone in your family is expecting a child. my grand mother used to tell this to us when we were little.... dont know ... more

  • Rookie Jessica Crumbley (11/6/2007 8:47:00 PM) Post reply

    I know this is a stretch to expect anyone to know what poem I am looking for..but its worth a shot.

    I had a high school teacher read our class a poem a long time ago and I loved it..the name was 'lyrics of life' or at least I thought it was.. anyway I really would like to find a copy of the poem so I could have it but i can't find it anywhere. I know its title was the lyrics of...something. If you know of a poem with something like that as a title I would be so so happy if you could help me out.

    thanks! !

  • Rookie Benjamin Far (10/31/2007 11:51:00 AM) Post reply

    you should maybe check out Mark Haddons anthology!
    Its really fascinating,
    i hope that it is the first of many to come....

  • Rookie Mary Nord (10/27/2007 1:52:00 AM) Post reply

    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.

  • Rookie Kay Wunner (10/27/2007 12:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    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.......

    Another one:
    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.

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (10/28/2007 7:13:00 PM) Post reply

      Don't know the poems, but the second one is quoted in part at: http: //www.bland.k12.va.us/bland/rocky/schoollaurel.html Starts out, 'Now my dear Miss Armistice, please sit up nice and straight, ... more

  • Rookie Erica Loftis (10/24/2007 9:48:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    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.

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (10/24/2007 7:54:00 PM) Post reply

      You may be thinking of 'Upon Wedlock and Death of Children' by Edward Taylor. He was writing at about the same period as Donne.

  • Rookie Joshua Gage (10/22/2007 3:11:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    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 =)

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    • Rookie ash a (12/28/2007 1:10:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi joshua, how r u? i am payal here. i just join this poemhunter.com site. and yeasterday i wrote some poems. i hope you like it. just check it: Mystery Of Pain pain is not a small ... more

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