Looking For A Poem
(6/2/2012 9:42:00 AM)
i am looking for a poem, on death, in it it has something about shoulders or soldiers and soaring on a fish eagles wings. please help me
(6/1/2012 12:02:00 AM)
There is a poem I have been looking for forever, I can't remember who it is by, time period or an actual line, but here is what I know:
It is an older poem, definitely 50+ years old,
The gist of the story is a young gentleman is courting a young lady and keeps pushing and pushing for sex. The girl, keeps denying him. They end up betrothed and eventually she gives in to his advances. After, however, he leaves her because she is now deflowered and he cannot marry someone who has been deflowered.
Any help or leads would be awesome! Thank you!
(5/30/2012 9:50:00 AM)
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(5/29/2012 3:13:00 PM)
I only remember the story of the poem I am seeking...it was about a father who had taken his young daughter to a toy shop. When they entered the store the girl went straight to the dolls and picked a 'cheap' doll and hugged it. Her father had brought her to the store to buy her a very beautiful and lovely doll. When the father tries to give the beautiful doll to his daughter she cries and hangs on tightly to the cheap doll...she doesn't even want to look at the fathers gift.
The father in the poem then parallels what is happening with the way we, at times, respond to God...like the little girl we hang tightly to things in our life that are sometimes 'less than...', all the while God wants to give us gifts that are truly wonderful.
I think its an old poem...hope someone can help!
(5/22/2012 4:05:00 AM)
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I read a poem on the underground, it was about life being like overhearing snatched/whispered conversations in rooms off corridors, and then when you die it like being like a blaze of light flashing. it sends shivers down my spine and I really want to read the poem again. Does anyone know it?Much appreciated.Replies for this message:
(7/16/2012 4:15:00 AM)
Thanks Freddie - I finally found it! It was The Way We Go by Katharine Towers.
(6/14/2012 5:11:00 AM)
I tried a google of some of your words with ~~ tfl " Poem for the day" " View more poems" ~~ but didn't find anything. This seems to be a list of all the poems... http://www.tf ... more
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(5/21/2012 10:02:00 PM)
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I'm actually trying to find a collection of poems....it probably came out between 1995 and 2004. The author was a woman in her twenties, and the collection was rather disturbing, as I recall, because it dealt with childhood abuse and (I think) incest, which weren't quite as publically acknowledged at the time as they have been over the past several years. I seem to recall that the poems also dealt with the problems of adult romantic relationships for someone of her history, though she portrayed herself as very glamorous and attractive. (A blonde, I believe.) Anyway, the book made quite an impression on me, and though I haven't thought of it in years, I'm surprised I've forgotten so much about it! If anyone has any ideas, please respond.
(5/20/2012 12:50:00 PM)
Hi forum members,
An apology to begin with: I'm not a native english speaker and by no means knowledgable about poems.
Many years ago I dated an English literature graduate that introduced me to a poem.
I got reminded of it from time to time through the years and lastly last week.
The poem is about 4 pages long.
It uses English words in what might look like sentences but there is absolutely no relation between the words (ie: read as plain english it's nonsense) .
I believe it was also seperated into paragraphs.
Again the entire creation makes no sense at all and doesn't try to. To the reader it's just a series of random words put into the structure of a normal poem.
The magic happens when you read it and then reread it continiously 3 times or more: you start to see that there's a melody to the words when read (beyond just rhythm) .
I don't know if I'm very clear but the point is that as you read through it several times you see that it sounds like music in your head.
I thought it was by either Frost or Joyce but couldn't find it.
Your help would greatly appreciated,
eyal dot herlin at gmail dot com
(5/19/2012 3:48:00 AM)
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I am trying to find a poem for my Dad's funeral by next Tues. It must be at least 45/50 plus yrs old. It was about " my favourite things" with a couple of lines included as follows; " love clean crisp white cotton/linen sheets to get into" and " loving the smell of freshly cut grass" amongst many other similar types of lines. It may have been a male author but I'm not certain. Is there anyone out there that can solve the puzzle please in time????It was obviously a classic writer based on the period. Thanks for trying.
(5/16/2012 6:27:00 PM)
Please can anybody help me find a specific poem. Dont know the title or the poet, but I believe it was a male theatrical. Possibly Harold Pinter. I've once heard it before on BBC Radio 4. In this poem, the writer sees his parents across a river. The father is skimming stones or pebbles. At first it seems as though he is remembering a family outing, but as the poem progresses, it becomes apparent that they are waiting for him to join them on the other side of this life. Very powerful and very moving. I would like to read it at a funeral, and dont have much time left to find it. It would be a miracle if I could find it in time. Many thanks. Lucia
(5/14/2012 9:32:00 AM)
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I'm looking for 2 poems I recited in grade school.
1 starts out:
October gave a party/the leaves by hundreds came/the chestnuts, oaks, and maples/and leaves of every name.
The second one is a little girl addressing her doll. It starts out:
Matilda Jane, you never look/at any toy or picture book/I show you pretty things in vain/I fear you're blind, Matilda Jane.
There is a Matilda Jane poem by John Hartley, but that is not the one I'm looking for.
Your help will be greatly appreciated!
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(6/14/2012 4:54:00 AM)
October's Party, by George Cooper,1840-1927 included in " School Record: Volume 6, Issue 2, " 1897 October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came- The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Ma ... more
(5/17/2012 10:33:00 PM)
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The " Matilda Jane" poem is from Lewis Carroll's book Sylvie and Bruno: Matilda Jane, you never look At any toy or picture-book: I show you pretty things in va ... more
- Freddie Headey (6/14/2012 4:54:00 AM) Post reply