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  • Evangeline Auld (11/9/2006 7:04:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Can anyone recommend a book of poetry all about animals please? Thanks.

  • Olga Zui (11/9/2006 12:02:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Dear poets,
    My name is Olga. I was so happy to discover this site, as I have been looking for talented poets for a few months! I was impressed by beautiful, talented works here. It’s made me to ask for your help.
    I am a musician and I have a few songs that I need to write some lyrics. Unfortunately English is not my native language, and I am not a poet, so I can’t do it myself.
    Great request!
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  • Ben Jacobson (11/8/2006 3:01:00 AM) Post reply Stage


    Does anyone know where I can get hold of some Ernst Josephson Poems, either online or a book. If anyone has any information on where I might be able to find his poems please email me.



  • Nikki X (11/2/2006 2:47:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Ive been desperatley looking for a poem that my mum told me her mum used to read to her as a child. As her mum passed away recently i thought it would be nice to find the poem for her but i just cant find it anywhere. All i know is that the poem is about a little boy who dreamed that he was posted in the mail! if anyone has any ideas i would be really grateful. Thanks.

  • Jackie Currotte (10/30/2006 8:01:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I've been carrying around the words to this poem since high school, and would really love to know what it refers to, and who the author is. Can anyone help?

    'I go to seek that ancient isle, where fame and fortune dwell. I leave a love, a laugh, a smile, and so my dear, farewell.'

  • David Hough (10/29/2006 12:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Can anyone tell me what these (approximate?) lines are from, as remembered by my friend Jane from school,45 years ago. As I can't find it in any searches I wonder whether she may have dreamt it or even written it herself, as it doesn't sound very good to me:

    Along the windswept platform, pinched and white,
    The travellers stand in pools of wintry light,
    Offering themselves to dawn's long slanting shadows/arrows.
    The train's due, porter's trundle heavy barrows
    The train steams in billowing forth resplendent clouds of...vapour
    Hither and about......

    Very many thanks,


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    • Mark English (10/30/2006 1:36:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      45 years! I'm constantly amazed how good people's memories are here. The poem is Siegfried Sassoon's 'Morning Express': Along the wind-swept platform, pinched and white, The travellers stand ... more

  • Jo Carey (10/29/2006 7:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage


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    • Richard Pitts (11/28/2007 4:29:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, I left my towel on the beach one day, I wonder if its dry?

    • Ernestine Northover (10/31/2006 10:03:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Hi Jo, the poem you were enquiring after is entitled, 'Sea-Fever; by John Masefield - 1878-1967 - I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship an ... more

  • Katie York (10/28/2006 8:04:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hi, Can any one help me?
    I found a poem among some of my great grandad’s stuff but some parts are missing
    The bits I can make out are:

    And friends, and the other chaps, hailing;
    It is'nt exactly a 'pleasure trip'
    Carrying on in cold and storm
    But at least the work in this old ship
    Is enough to keep a fellow warm
    Now i'm sending this line that soon you'll get
    with the hope that this sailor you'll not forget
    who, though on the ocean, is all serene
    From Herbert Edward Cooper (My Great Grandad)

    It’s printed on some sort of cloth and at the top it says 'The Great War' and under that it says 'Remembrance'. My great Grandad sent it home while he was working in the British Navy on a ship called the HMS Grasshopper, so I think the timescale would have been around the first and second world wars.

    Its just chunks of the beginning of the poem that are ripped and missing, so if anybody knows this poem or who the author was I’d be grateful

  • Jack Jackson (10/22/2006 3:06:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I'm looking for a poem and have very limited info...The poem is about a ship leaving it's shore and the people on the shore are sad, however the people on the other shore are happy to see the ship coming. I think the poem is about death. Any help would be greatly appriciated!

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    • Bn Nic (12/3/2006 8:28:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I am not sure, but I think you and I may be looking for the same poem. I found something by Henry Van Dyke, but it is not a poem; it is more like a bit of prose. Anyway, check out the following link ... more

  • Karen Willis (10/16/2006 4:05:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    I submitted a poem and now can't find it! I've had some emails giving some feedback about the poem, but referring to it as from an anonymous writer! Why can't I find it?

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