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  • Rookie R Lee (1/12/2006 5:46:00 PM) Post reply
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    June Jordan and Maya Angelou Experts:

    I am looking for a poem, written by one of these women, on the subject of using 'honesty' as a guise for cruelty...something to the effect of 'beware of the woman who starts out with 'forgive me for being honest, but...''. It's been many years since I read this poem, I don't know the title and I can't seem to locate it anywhere. Does this poem sound familiar to anyone?

    I would appreciate any leads for tracking it down. Thanks.

  • Rookie Dan Poreda (1/9/2006 5:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I'm trying to find a poem for someone. The poem was about the love between a young girl from a town and an outlaw? (I'm sure he was some kind of criminal) . It ends with soldiers coming to the house and the man finding out and trying to come back for his girl. In the end she shoots herself because she knows he is coming back and wants to drive him away. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

    Also, it's a pretty long poem from what I remember.

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    • Rookie Kelly Moy (2/22/2006 1:34:00 PM) Post reply

      you're pretty stupid leave remember the prussian army when they went through and decimated the platoons leave stupid shithead and by the way that is not me it is someone else

    • Rookie David Lewis Paget (1/10/2006 8:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Your description sounds very much like 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes, a great old English poem. Cheers, David Lewis Paget

  • Rookie nyki mb (1/9/2006 2:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    looking for something called 'Desiderata'. ur help is appreciated.

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    • Rookie R Lee (1/12/2006 5:55:00 PM) Post reply

      I think maybe you're looking for the piece by Max Ehrmann? It starts out 'Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence'. You can find a copy of it at: http: // ... more

    • Rookie Ernestine Northover (1/9/2006 3:39:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Two poems with 'desiderata' in them, Boys Dream by Todd Garland and Confusing Chat by Gil Gregorio Sr. One mentions about lines from Desiderata but that's all I can help you with and it's probably no ... more

  • Rookie George Perrin (1/4/2006 5:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello everyone. I'm desperately in need of help and hope someone may be able to come to my rescue...

    I'm looking for the title of a Hölderlin poem which contains the line -

    'Firm in compassion the eternal heart'

    If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be eternally grateful.

    Many thanks, George.

  • Rookie Nahed Nassr (12/29/2005 11:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hi every one,
    i am so happy to find this lovely website while I was searching for a poem to W.H. Auden. it is really a fortune.
    well, I am Egyptian studying English literature, but i am more interested in the English history and civilization.
    any Egyptians here? ? ?
    greetings to every one wish you like me sharing your lovely forum and worthy website.

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    • Rookie Ernestine Northover (12/30/2005 10:08:00 AM) Post reply

      Greetings Nahed, Welcome to PH and all that is on it, which is very varied and interesting. Everyone is really friendly, and you'll soon get to know us. Success in your studying our English History an ... more

  • Rookie Sean Azpeitia (12/28/2005 11:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I need some serious help locating the original version and author of this poem, i dont know all the words but it goes along the lines of 'if a thousand people love you i am there', then has 'if a hundred people love you'...etc, and ends with 'if nobody loves you than you will(shall?) know that i am dead' Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance!

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    • Rookie Kelly Moy (2/22/2006 6:01:00 PM) Post reply

      stop being so weird. Don't ever talk that way about yourself. I couldn't allow that. You need to read this instead: Oh, the Places You'll Go! Congratulations! Today is your day. You're o ... more

  • Rookie Melissa Lastoria (12/28/2005 1:57:00 PM) Post reply

    The poem is called Too True, Too Often. It starts off like this:
    Too often we don't realize what we have until it's gone. Too often we wait too late to say 'I'm sorry - I was wrong.'
    Can someone help? ? ? ?

  • Rookie Kent Tang (12/27/2005 7:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi everyone;

    Can someone tell me which poem does the following lines belong to;
    ' cross craking, the ocean spills over then new hills hit into view with river cuts blue between them'

    Please provide the title of the poem or the author.
    Thank You.

  • Rookie Fred Galvez (12/23/2005 11:23:00 PM) Post reply

    One of the most captivating and startling poems I've ever heard.. late one night about 30 years ago some puppeteers presented this Victorian Christmas scene with a grandmother in a rocking chair in a darkened room, slowly silently her puppet grandchildren came in and gathered around her. Slowly she stood in the dark with Christmas tree lights twinkling, and invited the children to ' Touch hands ' and she began reciting this poem which to this day haunts and mesmerizes me. Years later after many hours of research I found it in an anthology in Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. I copied it and recited it over the years with friends ~ as it's magic melts hearts and joins them forever.. inadvertently one day I gave a copy of it away and unfortunately it reopeningmy drawer months later I discovered that the given copy was my last. now I search and search. I believe it'sname was 'a Vagabond Holiday ' or 'Vagabond Christmas ' with the phrase ' touch hands, touch hands ' as the key phrase.

    Can you help locate it? Once found it is one unparalleled diamond ~

  • Rookie Laci Leblanc (12/23/2005 1:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am searching for simply an enjoyable poem on the subject of trust or friendship. I'm not searching for any in particular. I would just like to read a few on those subjects for my own personal inspiration. I'm open to any suggestions from the members of this site as opposed to blindly searching and reading dozens of unsatifactory poems. Thank you.

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    • Rookie Roger Skinner (5/25/2006 3:56:00 PM) Post reply

      Try ASJ Tessimond's 'This is not love perhaps'...(line 5) ..but something written in a lighter ink, said in a lower tone, something, perhaps, especially our own... on this site under ASJ Tessimond... ... more

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