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  • Jackie Logan (7/7/2006 5:44:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    My Grandfather recited a poem to me called 'My Old Ford' one of the verses is 'there's a rattle in the front and a grind in the rear'. Has anyone ever heard it before? I believe I am missing a verse or two. Thanks!

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    • Jackie Logan (7/11/2006 5:56:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Thank you so much Herbert! That is the one. My grandfather told it to me on his knee when I was a little girl. I don't think he even knew the enire poem. My family is going to love this! Thanks ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (7/11/2006 7:42:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      How about this: My Old Ford Of my old Ford they all make fun, They said she was born about 1901; Well, maybe she was, but this I'll bet, She's good for a many a long mile yet. ... more

  • Petra Spies (7/7/2006 4:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I'm looking for a poem/lyric. My greatgrandmother used to recite this and my grandmother needs it desperately. We don't have the name of the author or title or even a verse.

    It's about the uprising of India against the British Raj. Words in the poem include Turban, Clap/Boom, Scottish.

    Basically it's about the revolt against English occupation, the english gets attacked and massacred but before all hope is lost a woman (english I suppose) hears the Scottish band(?) marching to their rescue.

    I've spent hours today and yesterday searching. I'm not even sure that it can be found on the web.

    If anyone can help me I'd be most grateful.


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    • Laura Burns (9/22/2007 7:39:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      You are getting this reply late, but the poem is 'The Siege of Lucknow' by John Greenleaf Whittier.

  • Deann King (7/5/2006 9:30:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    I am looking for a poem entitled 'Horatio Speaks.' Can anyone help?

  • Jayme Rempel (7/4/2006 6:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I was looking for a certain poem... dont know who its by or anything, I just know that its two lines, in the first line the words either bud or blossom are in it... then the second line is 'bloom to parish'.

    Care to help me if you know the entire poem?

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    • Mark English (9/2/2006 11:21:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      The Gwen Stefani song 'What You Waiting For? ' includes the line 'Born to blossom, bloom to perish'. For the full lyrics see http: //

  • Amy Warner (7/1/2006 8:59:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hey im looking for a poem on physical journeys can anyone help?

  • Kyle Simmons (7/1/2006 10:16:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I read this poem in a light blue hardcover anthology of some sorts while researching for a poetry recitation assignment last year. I don't know the poet and I don't know the title. All I know is that it mentioned remembering and love and either 52nd street or an avenue and a month ending in 'ember' (september or november i think) . I know the poem is definitely not September 1,1939 by W.H. Auden. The poem is from the 20th century. Sorry that's a vague description, but it's been driving me nuts for a year now!

  • Bernard Carman (6/28/2006 6:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I don't recall the poet's name. The title is, 'Journey by Night - a Blind man's Prayer'. Each verse ends with the words, 'look down on us gently who journey by night'. Thanks for any help! ! !

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    • Paula Slaughter (10/18/2006 7:20:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      The author is Alfred Noyes (best known for 'The Highwayman') . I have the poem memorized, but have not found any internet sources for it yet. I found it years ago in a high school literature text bo ... more

  • Jane Groom (6/27/2006 9:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Can anyone help. I agreed to read a poem for my friend's wedding and now I can't find one! couls anyone help me out & write one? Their names are tina & sid one is a nurse the other a paramedic. they met at work. They have rough times behind them. children/family cant be mentioned in the poem as they can't have them. they are energetic great fun. are so happy to have found each other. He looks after her especially when she is unwell he is her rock. she pushes him to progress & gives him confidence.

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    • Kristin Davis (7/6/2006 5:43:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Hi Jane hun... just wanted to tell you that if you step back and read what you just wrote here... you'll come to realize that you're already well on your way of writing that poem you're requesting som ... more

  • Claire Oakley (6/21/2006 1:27:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me?
    I am searching for a poem that begins with the line 'If I should fall asleep where sweet dreams are'
    I am desperate to find the author and title asap as it was one of my mother-in-laws favourites and need it for her funeral this weekend.
    If anyone could help please please email me asap
    I will be very grateful.

  • Bob Mosley (6/21/2006 12:40:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hello, my first post. I am trying to find a poem that I read several years ago, and it might have been in an anthology, but I am not sure. It is about a little dog that had died, and the poem was about the little dog's small statue but his giant heart. I seem to remember the name Stoutheart, but nothing comes up in searching that. It might have been bigheart or strongheart or even something else. I remember the writer repeating this new name for the dog being something to do with his being all heart. I believe the poem to have been in a book of poems, perhaps favorite poems. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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