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  • Rookie Pat Hayakawa (12/24/2006 9:16:00 AM) Post reply
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    hi there. looking for the author and original source of this poem. i know someone who memorized long ago, but noone knows where it came from. i believe it was first published in 1920's or 1930's, perhaps in a periodical (Saturday Evening Post?) . I think it's entitled 'An Office Boy's Hamlet'

    Last night the boss slipped me a ticket
    To a show by the name Barrymore
    Which was writ by a guy they call Hamlet
    And believe it or not, kid, I'm sore.

    For it's gloom from the time that it opens
    'Til the time the theatre shuts.
    And half of the cast has gone batty
    And the rest of the company's nuts.

    Now this Barrymore chap is named Hamlet,
    But his real name's George W. Gloom.
    He's the regular life of the party,
    He's as jolly and gay as a tomb.

    Now htis Hamlet is prince of the Denmarks,
    But the porr simp's gone weak in the bean.
    For his father was croaked by his uncle,
    Who right afterward marries the queen.

    ...the poem goes on like this relating the plot of Hamlet, ending with...

    Then he runs his sword through his uncle
    And he says, 'Well let's call it a day.'
    And the King dies, the Queen dies, and Ham dies.
    And I calls it a hell of a play.

    I can post the middle section of the poem if anyone would find it helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • Rookie Anne M Piercy (12/21/2006 5:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hi trying to find a poem by john clare, romantic period, only bit i remember goes something like ' what is love? is it to be a prisoner yet and still be free' it was in a small book of his poetry that we used in college back in 1993 and it was an old book then. any help with the title of poem or ideas on book titles i could use to try and trace it would be great. thanks

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    • Rookie Mark English (12/22/2006 5:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      If I have the right one then I think it's just called 'Song'. It goes like this: Say What Is Love — To Live In Vain To Live And Die And Live Again Say What Is Love — Is It To Be In Prison St ... more

  • Rookie Paul R. Shaw (12/21/2006 3:07:00 PM) Post reply

    I am looking for a poem published in the late 50's-early 1960. It's about a boy to is having to nicer than normal (bad) while waiting for Christmas or actually Dec.26 so he can be normal or bad again. The title or first line starts 'I'm waiting for the 26th...'
    Anyone know of it?

  • Rookie Michelle Jones (12/21/2006 9:26:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm remembering the peom from a book I had as a child. I'm not sure if I'm remembering it word-for-word, but I would like to find out who the author is.

    Beware my child the snaggle-toothed beast
    He sleeps till noon then makes his feast
    Of Hershey bars and cakes of yeast
    And anyone around-o!

    So if you see him sneeze three times.
    Say three loud and senseless rhymes.
    Give him all your saved up dimes
    Or else you'll never be found-o!

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  • Rookie Ana Sedano (12/21/2006 4:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i am looking for a poem that goes something like this:
    as i travel the world and i see this wonders.......
    please if anybody knows it would be great, thanks

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    • Rookie S I (1/15/2007 7:49:00 AM) Post reply

      Excuse me, but are you from Cantabria, Spain?

  • Rookie Carol Tortell (12/20/2006 8:31:00 PM) Post reply


    The poem I am looking for is about a ship that is ship wrecked at sea, and it talks about from the wood of the old ship a new ship is built that is bigger and better than before.

  • Rookie - 47 Points Alek Lenth (12/19/2006 11:25:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a poem I read once. It was written by someone named Rosenberg in the 1960's and I believe it is titled 'the wasps nest'.

    I can't seem to find a copy of it anywhere or where it originally appeared.

  • Rookie Elizabeth Jones (12/16/2006 1:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi, I am looking for a poem that my Uncle learnt when he was at school in Victoria around the 1930's/40's. The poem starts off
    'On the 25th of April far across the sea, our brave Australian soldiers stormed Gallipoli'.
    In the middle of the poem there is a line that says: 'and with fixed bayonetts, set the Turks to flight'.
    The poem ends with:
    'And down the long long ages, glory will ever shine, on the men who fought in battle fighting for me and mine.'

    This is all I can remember of the poem, if anybody knows the poem or know where I may be able to find it, I would greatly appreciate it.

  • Rookie Adam Rubins (12/13/2006 1:17:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi there, I wonder if you can help me. I have a wedding in two weeks and I have been asked to do a reading. The brief is non religious and not too cheesy. Do you have an idea for either relevant romantic poems or even funnier poems that could fit the bill? Your advice would be much appreciated as I am rather useless when it comes to these things!

  • Rookie - 0 Points Roger Bowman (12/12/2006 6:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    This Friday as every Friday since last Friday is booze night with crazy poemos and stories so u r all welcome to write something and add it to ur list, if u like.

    All the best and more

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    • Rookie - 0 Points Vein More (12/13/2006 2:26:00 AM) Post reply

      Big HELLO! I just posted some poems you can talk about. I hope I'm there to demostrate it as I usually perform acts of...you know...kinda weird. Just let it booze off and it could give that loving fee ... more

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