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  • Rookie Graham Michell (8/13/2006 7:15:00 AM) Post reply
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    Hi All,
    I travel to Asia on business frequently and a few years ago in Borneo I had a remarkable conversation with a Chinese Malaysian guy regarding the differing ways in which westerners approach life and business as opposed to the 'Asian Way' as he called it.

    He referred to a apparently quite famous poem which is titled something along the lines of 'the white and the Yellow man'. The subject matter goes along the lines of the white man hustling and bustling through life always in a rush while the yellow man takes it easy and never gets flustered.
    The end of the poem sees the yellow man standing over the white man's grave and saying something like 'here lies a foolish man'.

    Can anyone tell me the name of this poem and it's Author

    Please email me at graham@xcelconsulting.com


    Graham Michell

  • Rookie Kirsty Wagstaffe (8/11/2006 1:45:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi, I'm trying to find a poem or quote with the line it in something like; ...die and realise i had never really lived. It's something like that I think
    All help much appreciated

  • Rookie Shruthi Rao (8/11/2006 2:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi.. I had read a poem very long back, about Trust. I don't remember the name of the poem, nor the poet, nor any line or unique word/phrase in the poem. But I remember the meaning.. The poet says that there is nothing great in trusting a person you know. What is amazing, is that we go through life trusting people totally unknown to us. For example, we trust the cook at a restaurant not to poison us, we put our lives willingly into the hands of an unseen pilot on an aircraft, we trust an unknown doctor to cure us, etc. The latter kind of trust is greater than the former.

    Can anybody tell me the name of this poem or the name of the poet? I would be really grateful. :)

    Thanks in advance!

  • Rookie Bob Mosley (8/9/2006 7:34:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply


    There is a poem or song I am trying to remember the words to. It has these words I think,

    From May til December,
    The days grow shorter.

    Or something similar to this.

    Any help appreciated,

    Bob Mosley

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    • Rookie Ernestine Northover (8/11/2006 10:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Hi Bob, It is a song called 'September Song', sung by Frank Sinatra, written by Anderson/Weill. Look on Lyrics on this site and put 'September Song' in the box and click on the circle for Song Tit ... more

  • Rookie Carl Towers (8/9/2006 5:37:00 PM) Post reply

    I picked up a book a couple of years back in a library and read a poem which I found really moving but I can't remember who it was by or any phrases from it. All I can remember was that the image of smoke on a battle field gradually dispersing to reveal a situation far more favourable than was feared was used to
    encourage perseverance (or something along those lines) . It may not be much to go on but could anybody help?

  • Rookie Jane Whitehead (8/8/2006 4:18:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi I am having a naming ceremony for my baby daughter. Wondering if any one can suggest any poems for the occassion. Would really like to use some of a poem Spike Milligan wrote for his own daughter which was read on a BBC programme about him. Can anyone help?

  • Rookie Jennie Hrubesky (8/7/2006 12:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for a poem which contains the line 'Oh what a day when a little boy ran away'...My husband's father recited it to him when he was young, but we can't find it!

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    • Rookie Chandan Roy (8/8/2006 12:13:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi Jeannie... If I do come across such a poem I will send you the link here....Happy Searching! ! God Bless!

  • Rookie Laura Smith (8/4/2006 8:57:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi, I'm looking for two poems: (I was once given a photocopy of a page with four poems on it by a writing teacher.)

    One is about the desert, and ends:

    'into an expanse of sand.
    Gestures you can never part from.'

    Another is about a man taking a vacation but he was always too busy filming it to enjoy it. It ends, Ithink, 'he was never in it.'


  • Rookie Charlie Button (8/1/2006 11:07:00 AM) Post reply

    hi there, was jst wondering of you could help, I have been searching all day for a poem I heard before visiting dublin. it described the sea in the bay of dublin, the ambience was ominous and dark ish. I was in dublin, and someboby had graffittied a quote from this poem on a sign post warning people of the dangers of the sea. It all clicked in to place. I jst cannot remember for the life of me the poet or title any one any ideas? it may be yeats or robert louis stephenson, I have totally no clue!

  • Rookie Eric Martin (7/28/2006 9:32:00 PM) Post reply

    Ok people can you guys help me write a poem to my girl because she is everything to me and im moving and i don't know how to write a good good poem and ill miss her forever can u guys please help me?

    Her name is Amber
    We have been together close to 2 months
    We met in school
    I liked her since day one in school.

    Can you guys post a poem like

    Amber im sorry, , , , , ..........

    ill pay or what ever i have to do but please someone help me im moving in 3 days and i need to give it to her in 2 days someone help this is my last option


    IF you need more info on me and Amber (My girl) post and ill write more info but i hope someone can help me so much..

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