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  • Richard C (6/23/2014 12:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I read a poem a few months ago and can't for the life of me remember its name, I imagine it must be fairly well known as I don't really read poetry and yet it somehow crossed my path. I also think there was an award given recently for a translation of it. I don't believe it is a modern poem.

    In terms of content, the gist was that death can't be escaped. The poem told a story of a farmer (...I think) who tries to escape death by skipping village, however at the end death finds him in this new village and, in fact, was always heading to that village to find him.

    I've been searching online for the last few hours and can't find anything with these morsels of information, hopefully this is something someone has read?I am not after a particular translation, any will do!

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    • Laura Burns (6/23/2014 4:08:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      That sounds like " Appointment in Samarra, " a story by Somerset Maugham based on an old fable.

  • Steph C (6/22/2014 2:00:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    I read this poem once in high school it was in our english book and it was a solider laying injured in the mud and when the medic crew passes him they tel him to wait until morning light for help does anyone know the poem I am talking of?

  • R. L. Davis (6/18/2014 2:26:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Found this hand-written poem by my paternal Aunt undated. Thought perhaps it was a James Whitcomb Riley poem but have had no success.
    Title: I Dis Guess Dat I'll Be Dood
    I hasn't seen many a tristmas yet,
    But dere awful dood, you bet,
    Cause mama says it brings you toys,
    What's meant for all de goodest boys,
    She says Santa's good to you
    He'll bring you things - dat's what he'll do,

    There is more but I hope that this is enough for someone to help me.

  • Lana Massey (6/16/2014 4:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Hello whoever is there,
    I need a lot of help,
    my big sister is getting married,
    I wanted to write a pre wedding poem to her
    to let her know i love her, im proud of her and all that.
    I want to include our childhood and the future ahead
    If anyone out there has anything i could use or wants to write one plese let me know, i would really appreciate it.

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    • Debra Robinson (6/22/2014 8:28:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      If you can send me a message and tell me a bit about you, her, your relationship, something that really stands out in your mind (memory or event) that really solidified your relationship or where you ... more

    • Rose Angel (6/16/2014 9:02:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      My sister, of you I am forever so very proud, Even if sometimes I don't say my inner thoughts aloud, You and I have been through thick and thin, Taught each other about life; how to lose and win ... more

  • Bill Hewitt (6/16/2014 2:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    My grandmother's last entry in her diary before her death in 1906 contains this poem (or part of one) . She wrote that it was " from Golden Moments" . I would like to identify the full poem and poet. Was Golden Moments a compilation of poems or a magazine or??

    Oh! This wild desire to see him
    God subdue within my breast
    For it racks me into torture
    And my soul hath need of rest

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    • Laura Burns (6/17/2014 9:49:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      I have the poem, not the poet. It was published, without attribution, in The National Magazine, July 1857, in New York. I do not know what Golden Moments was. OLD LETTERS There's a package of ol ... more

  • Ann Taylor (6/16/2014 10:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    The poem by Shelley which contains...the moonbeams kissed the sea..so many kisses and none for me...

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  • Ann Taylor (6/16/2014 9:58:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    The name of the poem which contains, " ...and the moonbeams kiss the sea...so many kisses and none for me..." (not sure about that last part but that is general jist. Thought it was called Allegory of Love by Shelley but cant find. Thanks

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/16/2014 2:45:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    The poems of Great poet Seamus Haney, and Tomas Transformer likes to read

  • Candy Hurst (6/15/2014 10:13:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    its..Poems of John G. Whittier / with explanatory notes /

    A.L. Burt Company, publishers
    52-58 Duane Street. New York*

  • Candy Hurst (6/15/2014 9:14:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    hello I am trying to look up the book poems of whittier I have book with all his writings would like to sell to one that appreciates him the outer hard covers are missing I owned it for 40 years, I have no idea about cost, worth

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