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  • Polly Durrant (6/9/2005 4:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me find a children's poem that my sister and I have been looking for for years! It was a poem my father used to read to us when we were small. I had thought for many years that Spike Milligan had written it, but as I have been unable to find it amongst his work I am guessing I must be wrong! It begins...'One day in a perranporth pet shop, on a glorious morning in June, A lady from Parr bought a budgerigar and it sang to a glorious tune' I'm afriad that's all I can recall but would love to trace the full poem as a gift for my sister. Any ideas anyone? ! Many thanks, Polly D

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    • Bradley Bailey (7/8/2005 7:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I think Charles Causley wrote “One day in a Perranporth pet shop”. I'm not sure about the book, but it may be in Figgie Hobbin: Poems for Children, (from Amazon) I’ve been looking but I can’t find a ... more

  • R Mitch (6/7/2005 4:25:00 PM) Post reply

    I am looking for a poem I studied my senior year in hish school about boy walking in cemetery and the headstone were SPACED closer than he was tall, bringing the realization that children were dying.

  • Sarah Wright (6/5/2005 8:15:00 AM) Post reply

    Does anyone know of a poem I think is called 'Feed Ma Lamz'. I studied it at school and would love to get hold of a copy. I think it may be by a Glaswegian Poet called Tom Leonard but I can't really remember. I can't get in touch with the school as it was about 20 years ago.
    Thanks for your help.

  • Jay Eger (5/31/2005 4:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Does anyone know this poem's title? 'When despair for the world grows in me I go and lie down where the wood rake rests in his beauty on the water and the great herron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with the fore thought of grief. I come into the presence of still water and feel above me the day blind stars waiting with their light and for a time I rest in the peace of the world and I'm free.' I was told that this poem was by William Blake but have read every one I can find and have not found this one. Please Help!

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  • Jakob Keife (5/29/2005 4:39:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello all of you guys...

    I´ve got one simple but at the sama time a pretty hard question. I am wondering if anyone of you know or know where I could possibly find an answer to the following question: How many languages has the poem 'To the virgins to make much of time' by Robert Herrick been translated into?

    Thank you!

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  • Amy Brown (5/28/2005 11:35:00 AM) Post reply

    HI i am doing an assignment for school about love sonnets and i just wondered if anyone knows if Emily Bronte wrote any, and if so what are they called. I would really apreciate any help.

  • Shau Sha (5/28/2005 5:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I can't believe there isn't someone out there willing to help a soon to be ex-employee who wants to leave with a unique (for my workplace) send off by reciting a humorous poem.

    Surely someone must be able to help?

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    • Eric Paul Shaffer (6/30/2005 10:46:00 PM) Post reply

      Greetings. Here's one that is famous in offices and cubicles around the world-especially for places that are less than fun to work in. FURTHER NOTICE by Philip Whalen I can't live in this wor ... more

  • Victoria Hsu (5/23/2005 8:53:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hi, I am currently working on a poetry analysis project. In order to complete it, I have to find a poem. I am looking for a poem that has a good metaphor, like 'Mother to Son, ' by Langston Hughes. Please help me find a good poem. Thank you for you time.


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    • Amy Brown (5/28/2005 11:37:00 AM) Post reply

      The Mirror by Silvia Plath has some great metaphors in it, open to many interpritations.

    • elijah Idemudia (5/24/2005 4:56:00 AM) Post reply

      here is A GOOD POEM TO MIND SIEVE: When the earth is without shape. Rumblings on a dark starless sea In the dark mist The lit eye of an hidden cove Winds with countless arms O ... more

  • Cecilia Walker (5/22/2005 9:59:00 AM) Post reply

    I am looking for a poem with the opening lines along the lines of'There is a shyness we have with someone we love'....and somewhere in the poem it says'For love is quiet and love is kind'....cant think of poet and it is one of my FAVOURITES!

  • Donald Paterson (5/22/2005 7:46:00 AM) Post reply

    I am looking for a poem I studied at school. Can't remember the title or the author, though. All I recall is that it was about sailors eventually making landfallon an island. they dragged their boat up on the sand. That's all I know! I remember the atmosphere of the poem, an exotic mystery, but nothing else. can anyone help me?

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