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  • Chigbu Uzor (5/1/2013 11:13:00 AM) Post reply


  • Sherry Polanski (4/30/2013 12:32:00 PM) Post reply

    Looking for Author and Title of a poem from childhood that includes: " Lock up your happy hours, store them in your heart. They will be a comfort if your world falls apart..." Unable to locate anything via Google or Bing.

  • Martin Cook (4/27/2013 11:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    When I was a boy I'm sure my Mother used to read me a Poem about a
    The Jailer and the Jaguar were walking in the rain
    the Jaguar with a swaguar the Jailer with a pain
    Can anyone tell me the author or where it came from?Please as I can't find it any where61421

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    • Bruce Dunlop (1/23/2014 6:07:00 PM) Post reply

      " and they were looking for cloths to mend but mostly for their wives, who had left them long ago to add colour to their lives...." and I can't remember any more or who wrote it I am afraid. ... more

    • Laura Burns Freshman - 2nd Stage (4/28/2013 2:55:00 PM) Post reply

      The poem is by Mervyn Peake and found in his book Rhymes Without Reason.

  • Sophia Engel (4/26/2013 8:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I read in a book a poem about A boy in Australia, the start goes something like this:
    There was a wild colonial boy
    Jack Doolan was his name
    Of poor but honest parents
    He was born in Castlemaine
    He was his fathers only hope
    His mothers pride and joy
    And dearly did his parents love
    The wild colonial boy

    Please Please Please answer! ! ! ! ! !
    Sophia Engel

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    • Laura Burns Freshman - 2nd Stage (4/27/2013 10:22:00 AM) Post reply

      There are several versions of this folk ballad. Here is one: There was a wild colonial boy Jack Doolan was his name, Of poor but honest parents he was born in Castlemaine. He was his father's o ... more

  • Stephanie Mason (4/24/2013 12:06:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for a poem about a person (or possibly a kid and father, I can't remember) , who lights an orange (or it's peelings) on fire to stay warm. It's older. I'm looking for it for my boyfriend's birthday. He's 25 and said he read it as a kid, so it's fairly old. He also thought it was a Robert Frost poem, but I haven't heard of a Robert Frost poem like that before. Perhaps he got the poets wrong. Sound familiar to anyone?

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    • Laura Burns Freshman - 2nd Stage (4/25/2013 2:35:00 PM) Post reply

      Look for the poem " Oranges" by Gary Soto, might be the one you want.

  • Maureen Pontarelli (4/23/2013 8:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Help! A poem about kids who watch a women read books every morning as they ride train to school. (Maybe train was in title?) A line was " WE thought she was a teacher"
    End of poem was something like should we ever meet again we'll be the one reading books. I'm desperate. Any help greatly appreciated

  • Jean Meyer (4/19/2013 9:18:00 PM) Post reply

    years ago my grandmother had a framed poem intitled Nuttin'
    it had several versed and part of the poem went sorta like,
    Don't have nuttin'
    don't need nuttin'
    Don't want nuttin'
    but you...
    Wondering if anyone can tell me who wrote it and where I can get a copy of it.

  • Tina Haller (4/16/2013 3:09:00 PM) Post reply

    I need your help in finding a poem I read in highschool. I have never been able to forget the meaning of it, though all else is forgotten! My old English teacher is dead, so I can't ask him...
    It's about time. How time/the world stops when I am not there. Especially I remember that locking the gate to the playground stops time as I am not there. It's a bit hard to explain but the playground is there.
    Can you help?Thank you!

  • Denise Weeres (4/15/2013 12:02:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi, I'm looking for a poem / ballad that my 90 year old grandmother used to recite to her children. She also recited Robert Service so could be a similar vintage. Here's what my mother recalls of the story line together with a few actual lines from the poem she recalls. If anyone knows where I could locate the entire poem, author, or name of the poem, it would be most appreciated! My grandmother cannot recall it now. Thank you!

    Railroad guys come upon a mound of clay
    An old man comes out of his house/shack and says
    I see the railroad drawing near
    I'm mighty glad to see it

    But then he tells them a story
    He and his young bride decided to move out west
    She begged and pleaded to come with him
    He tried his very best to discourage her
    but wanted her to come
    They saddled up and moved out west

    She made it through the summer and the warm, warm days of fall
    As winter approached she seemed to whiten with it and thought I didn't know

    She tells him she's going to take a couple days of rest
    He goes for the doctor, she says its for the best
    He saddles up the horse, the wind started to blow

    The doctor isn't there, he's been called away
    He goes to the store and buys a bottle of whiskey
    and headed back for home

    There's a blizzard going on.
    His horse stumbled and fell

    I hacked him to his juggle's vein and left him there to die
    As I struggled on alone

    I don't know how she did it, she was only skin and bone
    but she came out there and found me and dragged me in alone

    She took that precious whiskey that had cost oh so dear
    And poured it down this worthless hulk that stands ablatting here

    Well, boys you know what happened, I lived, she passed away
    I wrapped her in her wedding dressed and lay her in the clay

    Well boys you know my story..

    if any many should disgrace my dead
    As sure as there's a God in heaven
    I'll pump him full of lead

    Well boys we'll see this through
    Put me down for r$50

    All these rough and ready men - give money for a tombstone
    They all have tears in their eyes

    Later when people go by on the train, they don't know why it curves around a tombstone

    Very few people know the story of the child bride in the snow

  • Penny Pritchett (4/13/2013 2:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My grandmother has the phrase " from the cradle to the grave" running through her head and tells me it is a poem she heard years ago
    where all of the verses ended with " from the cradle to the grave: " Does anyone know what poem that is??
    Any help would be most appreciated

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    • Winter Night Freshman - 2nd Stage (7/28/2013 5:19:00 AM) Post reply

      The U2 song " All I want is you" has this phrase in it.

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