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  • Rookie Deborah Evans (1/11/2007 8:33:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    I'm looking for a poem for an elderly relative it is called 'The Deer and the Prophet'. Does anyone know anything about this poem; I can't find it anywhere. Hope someone can help


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    • Rookie Neil Betteridge (5/17/2007 2:24:00 AM) Post reply

      Me too! Did you find it? I think the first line is: 'One early morning pink and grey as early mornings are in May' or something. If you hear anything about it I'd be very grateful if you could let me ... more

  • Rookie Jennifer Schals (1/10/2007 12:51:00 PM) Post reply

    There was a radio program here in montreal that had a canadian poet reading from a book, songs of the purple fungus I think was the title, but I did not catch the poets name and I havent been able to find anything on the internet. The poems were about robots and strange things like that. Are there any other places I can look?

  • Rookie Sarah Wright (1/7/2007 9:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for a poem that I studied in French. I thought it was by Victor Hugo about his child/grandchild but haven't been able to find it. I think it starts 'j'ai du fruit d'or, j'ai du rose' I don't have a clue what its called though!

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  • Rookie J Xlynn (1/7/2007 1:49:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi: There is an old poem, I think it might be Victorian era. The poem shows us looking at the words expounding something like I'm the supreme ruler over everything that you see, all its lands, all its people, look upon my power and tremble. Then the observer tell us that these words are carved upon a ruined, fallen, half-buried statue in the middle of the desert.

    I've tried searching but cannot remember any specific phrases...ring a bell anyone? Thank you!

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    • Rookie Mark English (1/8/2007 12:31:00 PM) Post reply

      You're certainly looking for 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley: I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: 'Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sa ... more

  • Rookie Dave Crosby (1/2/2007 10:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I memorized a poem in 1950, but can no longer remember the author. No on line searches have turned up. As I recall it is:

    Where without bloodshed can there be
    a more relentless enmity
    than the long feud fought silently

    between man and the growing grass.

    The impudent spears charge upon
    his sacred privacy of lawn.
    He mows them down, and they are gone.

    Only to lie in wait, for although
    he builds above and digs below,
    where never a blade would dare to go,

    his are the victories ‘till the day,
    that tired of working, tired of play,

    having exhausted every whim,
    he stretches out each conquering limb,

    and then, the tiny grass covers him

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    • Rookie Mark English (1/5/2007 3:07:00 PM) Post reply

      That's Louis Untermeyer's 'Long Feud'. You obviously have a fantastic memory, but the published poem has some differences from the version you remember: Where, without bloodshed, can there be A ... more

  • Rookie J Taylor (1/2/2007 7:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for poems about grandsons and a grandmother's love for the child.
    Also poems about granddaughters, and child of my child.

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    • Rookie Horse Poet (1/2/2007 5:22:00 PM) Post reply

      Here is one that I wrote: http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/dear-grandma/ Ivy

  • Rookie Gill Baxter (1/2/2007 5:22:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    A friend who is blind has asked me to track down a poem she remembers with the following lines
    She knows all sighs and she knows all sinning and they whisper out in her breaking wave
    She has known it all since the far beginning, since the grief of that first grave
    She shakes the earth with her stars and thunder and her long low word when the winds are late
    For the sea is woman, the sea is wonder and her other name is fate.
    We both agree it sounds like powerful stuff! ! Hope someone out there has an answer.

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    • Rookie Gill Baxter (1/7/2007 12:44:00 PM) Post reply

      Mark, thanks for that, my friend will be so pleased. I work as a library assistant and asked a librarian colleague for help and they couldn't find this poem, so well done and thanks again. Gill

    • Rookie Mark English (1/5/2007 2:54:00 PM) Post reply

      The poem you want is 'Virgilia' by Edwin Markham (1852-1940) , which was published in his collection 'The Shoes of Happiness and other poems'. These are the only extracts from it I can find on the We ... more

  • Rookie James Kelly (1/1/2007 10:26:00 AM) Post reply

    i am looking for an old Irsih poem. it involves a man named moriarty who has left home for many years with no contact with home. he eventually makes it home and finds out that his mother has passed away. can anyone help with this poem.

  • Rookie Jane Elliston (12/30/2006 3:41:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm having a problem finding any of Nigel Forde's poems on line I am particularly looking for 'Fluffy Dice'can anyone help?

  • Rookie Horse Poet (12/26/2006 3:01:00 PM) Post reply

    Can you tell what the title and author of this poem or quote from 'Dreamer' is?

    'When you ran the ground shook. The sky opened and mere mortals parted.'



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