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  • Rookie Ben Jacobson (11/8/2006 3:01:00 AM) Post reply
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    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.



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

    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.

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

    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.'

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

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

      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

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


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

      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?

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

      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

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

    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

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

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

      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

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

    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?

  • Rookie Ben Evans (10/7/2006 1:03:00 PM) Post reply

    Can anyone help me? I am looking for a poem called, I think, The Atheists Hymn.
    I can only remember the first verse which goes
    Lord, Lord, I don't believe in you,
    I only believe in me.
    I've never seen your miracles,
    Only your land and and sea.

    It ends with something like
    ...I only want to make music,
    Which remiinds me of Thee.

    Has anyone else ever heard of this one?


  • Rookie Clare Squires (10/1/2006 7:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi - I'm urgently trying to track down a poem that was in a book I treasured as child (Rabbiting On by Kit Wright) - the poem was about 'my mum' or called something like that. If anyone has a copy and would be able to email me the lyrics I would be so so grateful (I want to send a copy of the poem to my mum for her 60th birthday and have just moved away so cannot access my copy of the book which is stored...hence wondering if anyone can help) . It would mean a lot to us both as it was a poem that we recited many a time when I was young and brought much laughter into our house as a family. Thanks. Clare

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    • Rookie Mark English (10/2/2006 2:50:00 PM) Post reply

      Could it be this? It's certainly by Kit Wright, but I'm not sure if it's from 'Rabbiting On'. Give Up Slimming, Mum My Mum Is short And plump And pretty And I wish She'd give up Sl ... more

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