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

  • Rookie Judy Snow (12/21/2005 2:30:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am looking for a poem with the lines (as I remember them) 'a chance encounter with radiance grows immortal in the heart'. Thank you if you can help.

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    • Rookie Fred Galvez (12/23/2005 11:29:00 PM) Post reply

      have you searched the libraries ' key words and key phrases ' compendiums? Usually a phone call to the larger ones - Carnegie, New York Public, Yale, Berkley, Princeton will turn up a helpful librari ... more

  • Rookie Valerie Rock (12/21/2005 11:58:00 AM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a poem I read many years ago. It may be about Christmas but it definitley was about gifts. The line I remember most is 'I give you the gift of my presence'. It is refering to presence verses presents.

  • Rookie Cherie-Anne Dearden (12/20/2005 5:38:00 AM) Post reply

    I have to write an exam on a poem and hav done my best to interpret it but i'm so scared i've missed something. Does anyone know of a site where i can get interpretation and analysis form. PLEASE? ? ? ?

  • Rookie Glenn Sinclair (12/19/2005 9:14:00 PM) Post reply

    'Please can I go 'round again' - a poem I heard recited by Benny Hill years ago.

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