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  • 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

  • Vickey Benson (11/25/2004 9:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi -
    I'm looking for a poem for my Dad's memorial services next week. He was a forest ranger. Years ago, I found a poem written by a mountain man who was asking to be laid to rest in his beloved mountains, or to have his ashes scattered there.... I don't remember much, except the wonderful description of the mountains. ANY help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    Vickey

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    • Frederick Kesner (11/26/2004 4:57:00 PM) Post reply

      I am not familiar with that particular poem or poet You could google a line or two or even key words and 'poem' Or maybe find something from Robert Frost or some 'naturist poets'

  • Mary Ann Craft (11/20/2004 9:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I'm looking for a poem by Edgar Guest which has in it's text 'When turkeys on the table laid and good things I may scan I'm thankful that...? '

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  • Bette Evans (11/17/2004 1:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    please i am looking for a poem which i really want to locat. i believe the poet was edgar guest, some of the text is like this

    a friend is one who tkes your hand talks a speech you understand

    she's partly kindness partly mirth, but faith unfaltering in what you are worth

    she's first to cheer you on success, and last to leave you in distress

    that is partially what i remember. please help if you can,

    respectfully, bette evans, kybelle305@yahoo.com

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  • Gorgeous You (11/17/2004 10:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Has it come to your attention how the race of man,
    Has been climbing upward since time began.
    How it's been climbing upward, and it's climbing there still,
    But everytime you look at it, it's going downhill.

    I'm looking for this poem, or the poet. Can anyone help? I think it's American,1920 to 1950s. Thanks!

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    • Sue Thom (8/23/2006 4:38:00 AM) Post reply

      The title is 'Hi-Yo, Hi-Yo, Discernible Today, ' and it can be sung to the tune of 'Turkey in the Straw' (so it said in my high school sophomore lit book, Adventures in Appreciation,1968) . Here it i ... more

    • Sheila Beall (3/27/2005 5:23:00 PM) Post reply

      Did you ever find this poem? I've been looking for it for years. It was in one of my English Literature books in High School (in the 60s) .

  • Michael Marquez (11/17/2004 12:09:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello,

    I need help in finding the poem 'Swag' by V.H. Swag. Please contact me if you can help via: sovereign7154@hotmail.com.

    Thank You,

    Mike Marquez

  • Rani Caesara (11/11/2004 8:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    i'm looking for any beautiful poem from czeslaw milosz. if you can give me the example i really appreciate it. o ya, can you give me any critic or anything to my poems? i'll love it. thanks so much.

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    • Iga Kulig (11/29/2004 1:38:00 PM) Post reply

      http: //www.poemhunter.com/czeslaw-milosz/poet-6685/ Dear Rani, Here you can find some poems by Milosz. I come from Poland, the country Czeslaw Milosz had to flee from to avoid political repression ... more

    • Steven Gunawan (11/11/2004 9:33:00 PM) Post reply

      'Meaning' is pretty good.

  • Nicholas Johnson (11/8/2004 1:32:00 AM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a poem I believe is called 'Ode To A Fat Demanding Wife'. Its not very flattering!

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