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  • Rookie Elle Devere (2/11/2007 7:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies
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    I was wondering if anyone knew of any wonderful poems about the passion behind writing, or the passion of creativity, or some other strong emotion behind creativity and art. I need a poem that was written long enough ago that it would be in public domain now, and one that is more than 10 lines, but wouldn't be more than 2 or so minutes if read aloud. So does anyone have any favorite poems that fit? Thanks!

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    • Rookie Rose Mareea (2/24/2007 8:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      One of my favourites is Herbert's 'I Would Like to Describe'. It revolves around one's passion behind trying to express/create, mostly in relation to clichés. I WOULD LIKE TO DESCRIBE I would ... more

    • Rookie Karl Stuart Kline (Human Rights) (2/20/2007 6:36:00 PM) Post reply

      Hello, Elle! Robert Herrick (1591-1674) wrote 'To Primroses Fill'd with Morning-dew' It doesn't necessarily start out like you might be looking for, but the size is right and the last few lines ... more

    • Rookie Goldy Locks (2/13/2007 9:31:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      H.D., 'Red Rose and a Beggar' (1960) Venice-—Venus? this must be my stance, my station: though you brushed aside my verse, I can't get away from it, I've tried ... more

  • Rookie Paula Booker (2/10/2007 4:13:00 AM) Post reply

    I am trying to track down a poem my son now 23 used to love as a child, I believe it was in a book call the golden stairways, a series of childrens books once owned by my father, printed in the 50's I think, all I can remember of the poem is the first part of the poem........... The Rogey Pogey bogey man is rolling throught my housey pouse, the rogey pogey bogey man is rolling through my housey pouse. I would love my young children to learn this poem but can not find it any where, I don't know who wrote it and hope someone can help

  • Rookie Rose Mareea (2/9/2007 12:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Is there an excerpt from ELEGY FOR THE DEPARTURE by Zbigniew Herbert that might be called... or starts with... 'The Gods Show Themselves'?

    Part of it describes these birdlike creatures, originally stoic, spinning & hurling themselves into a circle of 'godbones' & feathers.

    It ends with the narrator finding himself on a 'familiar highway' (something to this effect) .

    If anyone recognizes this poem please, please, please confirm or correct it for me. I'd really very much like to find it again in its entirety. Thanks!

  • Rookie Milena Ivanova (2/8/2007 9:14:00 AM) Post reply

    I am looking for a song. This is a duet (female/male) from 70' or 80'. I don't know the name of sinders, neither the song name. The text is like this: 'Do you love me? Yes I do, more than words can say. Do you need me... etc.'

  • Rookie Sarah Wright (1/31/2007 7:16:00 AM) Post reply

    Thank you so much, this is exactly the only I was looking for! I have searched (obviously not well enough) for years. Thanks very much for your help: -)

  • Rookie Dan Rube (1/31/2007 1:02:00 AM) Post reply

    I once heard an australian poem about a man returning from war, I don't remember many words but he spoke of a moonlit path and called australia the land of sunburnt children. I loved this poem. Please help.

  • Rookie Jason Larsen (1/30/2007 6:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Something kind of like this... this one is good, maybe just a bit over the top... I'd like to have a few to choose from.

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/somewhere-in-time-a-child-s-abuse-is-the-lifely/

    Good unconventional stuff.

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    • Rookie Karl Stuart Kline (Human Rights) (2/20/2007 5:50:00 PM) Post reply

      Hello, Jason... Take a look at my site, www.scaredsafe.org and you will see some very edgy material... Some of it was published in my book, Poison Pearls - some is only on that site and/or include ... more

  • Rookie Jason Larsen (1/30/2007 5:51:00 PM) Post reply

    As an assignment for my communications class, I need to recite a three minute poem. I'd like to find a poem by an author that would be unknown to most people, I guess you could say an 'amateur' poem. Something that takes about 3 minutes to recite, preferably something edgy, not riddled with swear words, but something most people might not feel comfortable reciting in a college class, I guess you could say something that is borderline acceptable for class.

    It doesn't really matter what the poem is about or who the author is, but preferably modern, written in the last few years by someone who isn't a recognized or published poet. The only stipulation for the class is that it takes 3 minutes to recite, the other 'requirements' are just what I would prefer to find.

    So, if anyone here can point me towards a poem on this site, I would appreciated it. I've looked around quite about myself, but haven't found what I'm looking for. You can either send me a message, reply to this post, or email me.

    Thanks in advance, Jason.

  • Rookie Derek Lodge (1/23/2007 12:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi. My names Derek. What a great site! Is there anyone out there able to help me find a poem that I learned at school over 55 years ago.
    'We nailed him there,
    Aloft between the thieves in the night air.
    The rabble and the readers mocked with oaths,
    The hangmans squad was dicing for his clothes...........' etc.
    I've always thought it was by John Masefield, but I have searched everywhere for years and have been unable to find it. Please, please if there's someone out there that knows anything about this poem, I'd be very very grateful. It would make an old man very happy. Thank you. Regards. Derek.

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    • Rookie Mark English (1/23/2007 12:47:00 PM) Post reply

      That's Masefield all right. It's from his 'The Trial of Jesus' (1925) , but it doesn't seem to be available online and my copy is in storage, so I can't be more informative than that.

  • Rookie Pamala Garl (1/23/2007 3:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Im looking for poem I believe is by Bertolt Brecht that tells of an old woman who goes daily to the grocery-makes her selections-places them on counter-looks in her coin purse which is empty and then explains that she believes that if she does not continue to shop for food (that she cannot buy) people will think she does not need it-something to that effect-? ? ? thanks

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