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  • Rookie Tom Bonde (12/11/2013 10:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    I meant to say the narrator was Not a Jew.

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (12/12/2013 4:07:00 PM) Post reply

      That is by Martin Niemoller, a German pastor. It is more of a quotation than a poem: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came ... more

  • Rookie Tom Bonde (12/11/2013 10:51:00 AM) Post reply

    I am trying to remember who wrote the classic poem which I believe was denouncing nazis.
    The narrator writes how his neighbors are one by one taken away because they are a Jew, or for other reasons,
    and the narrator's rationale for doing nothing to stop them is he is a Jew, etc.. and in the end they come for the narrator
    and there is nobody to help the narrator.

  • Rookie Janni Donnelly (12/10/2013 6:18:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi, my name's Janni and I'm a new member. I'm searching for a poem called The Dead. I don't know who it was written by, just that it's one of Stuart Maconie's (Radio 2 DJ) favourite poems. I've tried everything to get it but no luck as yet. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Much thanks, Janni.

  • Rookie Sean Nick (12/8/2013 2:55:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi! I am not really trying to find a poem, more or less certain aspects of it, the poem is, We are the time. We are the famous, by Jorge Luis Borges, and I cannot seem to find a few things:

    -Publishing Date
    -Meter of the poem
    -Rhyme scheme

    Could any of you help me out, or point me in the right direction?
    it would be greatly appreciated, thank you :)

  • Rookie - 42 Points Mary Amrutha (12/6/2013 3:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    can any one help me find the poem Coleridge Johnson i even googled it but couldn't find the poem... it will be very kind of you, if you help me in finding that poem

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  • Rookie Paul R (12/5/2013 7:36:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi there.
    I need help trying to find, what i think is a poem. I heard it once about 20 years ago and loved it but it has almost all gone from my memory.
    The poem I believe starts when the writer wakes and a glass falls to the ground. The next lines all lead into each other. I think it goes something like.
    The writer wakes and knocks over a glass that falls to the floor and then the writer follows and it leads into each previous event
    I know I am not being very clear but could someone help.


  • Rookie Vicki Austad (12/5/2013 10:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Here is the poem I'm wondering about. I think my mum wrote it but I'm not sure.
    The first verse goes;
    I wonder if the chipmunks know
    When everything is filled with snow
    And night starts falling very fast
    That Christmas time is here at last?.

    There are two more verses which I will send if necessary. Is this poem familiar to anyne?

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (12/5/2013 8:57:00 PM) Post reply

      That poem has been anthologized, in Christmas Stories by Merrigold Press and in A Little Christmas Treasury: Three Story Poems for the Holiday Season by Western Publishing Co.

  • Rookie Misty Poush (11/28/2013 8:19:00 AM) Post reply


    I'm looking for a poem that's about words. The general concept and I think part of the form, went like this:

    The XXXXX have 43 words for love
    The YYYYY have 6 words for mutually beneficial
    The ZZZZ have 14 words for friendship

    I think the general concept was regarding love, but I'm not sure.

    I recalled these two poems while looking for the one above, so these are NOT it:
    The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart by Jack Gilbert
    Words For It – A Poem By Julia Cameron

    Thank you so much!

  • Rookie Rose Howell (11/27/2013 3:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hey all I am looking for a Thanksgiving poem that I was taught back in 1967, all I remember is:
    Oh Mr turkey so handsome and fat,
    You walk around the barn yard,
    This way and that......

    Please help thanks

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (11/28/2013 12:58:00 PM) Post reply

      Old Mr. Turkey so handsome and fat; Struts round the barnyard this way and that. He talks so important and in such a loud tone, Whether he's with folks or whether he's alone. If he knew the ... more

  • Rookie Jacquelyn Davis (11/27/2013 1:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Looking for a poem about Abe Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks. The first line is " If Nancy Hanks came back as a ghost, seeking news of what she loved most. She would ask first, where's my son? Whats' happened to Abe?What's he done?I had to memorize this in elementary school. Does anyone know this poem or the author?Thanks for any help

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    • Rookie Laura Burns (11/27/2013 2:22:00 PM) Post reply

      NANCY HANKS by Rosemary Benet If Nancy Hanks Came back as a ghost, Seeking news Of what she loved most, She'd ask first " Where's my son? What's happened to Abe? What's he done?" ... more

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