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  • Jason Thomas (12/30/2004 7:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for a poem I read as a child. I think it may have been written by William Blake or may Keats, but I am probably wrong. There is a great couplet about a bird (a robin maybe, or sparrow) and the bird's perserverance. Unfortunately, that's all I can remember....it was a wonderful poem and any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    PS. I know I didn't give you much info to go on, but its all I could remember.

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    • Gemma Hooper (4/3/2005 1:54:00 PM) Post reply

      Possibly 'A robin red breast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a rage' It's from Auguries of Innocence, by William Blake. Other birds and animals are mentioned.

  • Gina PrettyBrownEyes (12/28/2004 1:57:00 PM) Post reply

    hey i read this poem once, i think it's called Listen, but im not sure. it's about just listening and not asking questions..and how God is like that. I couln't find it on this site..if anyone has any ideas, it'd be greatly appreciated..

  • Sana Tariq (12/12/2004 3:14:00 AM) Post reply

    lisen...can sum1 help me..... i need a couple of poems about life etc... and it shud have a theme a mood a imagery..... and languge (metaphors etc)

  • Brianna G. (12/11/2004 9:07:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hi I'm only in the 7th grade but I'm really Desperate for a very long poem. It's for school it's supposed to be a writing contest one of those is memorizing a long poem. Please help And reply back

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    • Gina PrettyBrownEyes (12/28/2004 2:03:00 PM) Post reply

      brianna, got some long poems for you, the city in the sea and dreamland by edgar allan poe, the two glasses by ella wheeler wilcox, don't quit by some dude, i can't by some dude..hope that helps you

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/18/2004 3:28:00 AM) Post reply

      What subject would you like? You could look under mine, as examples: Grizzly, Class Excursion, The Concert etc come to mind. Leave me a message if interested. Best wishes, H

  • Joan Jones (12/6/2004 5:30:00 PM) Post reply

    Hey...I read this poem last year in my English class but can't remember the title or author's name at all. I know it was about a dead frog or toad, and had a lot of allusions to the springtime...it talked about spring dying. It also mentioned a lawn mower. I think it's a modern poem, and I'm prtty sure it was written by a woman. Any info on it would be great. Either post below or e-mail at Smile4eva2000@aol.com. Thanks!

  • M Frick (12/2/2004 9:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    not asking for anything here, just thought I'd share a success story. finally found the poem I've been looking for since tenth grade history class when a teacher read it. it's by edna st. vincent millay, called thursday. maybe you've all read it. it's a great little writing. funny as hell.

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    • Ashley Olson (12/8/2004 5:36:00 PM) Post reply

      sounds like a good poem... maybe you could post it so i can read it sometime...

  • Joseph Hendrix (12/1/2004 5:56:00 PM) Post reply

    hey all,

    I once read a poem by J.R.R. Tolkein called 'Little Goblin Feet' or 'Goblin Feet, ' or something of that sort. I really enjoyed this poem and to this day it contiues to be my favorite with its rhyme and rhythym. I know a few lines that go like this:

    I was pulling at my heart,
    let me go, o let me start,
    the hours of the morning are a flying,
    O! the lights O! the sounds O! the colors in the dark
    O! the rustle of their noisless little robes...

    it goes something like that if you could help find it i would very much appreciate it.

  • Peng Yong-di (11/27/2004 9:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello, MARWA SADEK.
    I'm Chinese, who also is a learner of English as a second language. I have been interested in English Literature for one year, and loves poetry very much! I'v try to search it for you, and found out that Mary Oliver had written a poem named 'The Swan'.

    The Swan


    Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
    Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air -
    An armful of white blossoms,
    A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned
    into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies,
    Biting the air with its black beak?
    Did you hear it, fluting and whistling
    A shrill dark music - like the rain pelting the trees - like a waterfall
    Knifing down the black ledges?
    And did you see it, finally, just under the clouds -
    A white cross Streaming across the sky, its feet
    Like black leaves, its wings Like the stretching light of the river?
    And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
    And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
    And have you changed your life?

    here is the website: http: //poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp? poet=6771&poem=73924

    You can check it yourself.
    Maybe someother poets also have written the same tile.
    BEST WISHES!

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    • Peter A. Crowther (12/19/2004 8:27:00 AM) Post reply

      She also wrote another poem also called 'The Swan': - The Swan Across the wide waters something comes floating—a slim and delicate ship, filled with white flowers ... more

  • Marwa Sadek (11/27/2004 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    under the lily shadow
    and the gold
    and the blue and mauve
    that the whin and the lilac
    pour down on the water
    the fishes quiver

    this is an american poem plz plz i need the name of the poet eho wrote this poem plz i need some one to help me

  • Marwa Sadek (11/27/2004 9:33:00 AM) Post reply

    hi all i'm looking for a poem named ' the swan' can anybody help me

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