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  • Rookie - 5 Points Richard Egler (10/1/2014 1:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Hi, does anyone have information on this poem? I can't find ANYthing online. To my knowledge it goes:

    God and the world loves a fighter
    Not the man who lies down to die, but fights likes hell to live
    Underestimate no man, revile no thing
    For every man has his hour, and every thing has it's place
    So when you get to the end of your rope, tie a know and hold on
    Remember, there is always someone to take your place
    Bravo, bravo, bravecio! Be brave my man
    For a winner never quits, and a quiter never wins
    But I will take you to the end

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    • Rookie - 5 Points Laura Burns (10/2/2014 3:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I have seen the first part of this quotation, a little different, attributed to Andy Smith, who was the coach at the University of California: God and the world love a fighter, not the man who lies do ... more

  • Rookie - 547 Points Nehemiah Theophylus Haokip (10/1/2014 2:57:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I heard that Swami Vivekananda had written many poems but could not trace out the book where to get, I therefore, request you to kindly advice me where to get the book in India.

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,978 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/1/2014 1:17:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for the Homeric Hymns and the Orphic Hymns..

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    • Veteran Poet - 4,978 Points Laura Burns (10/1/2014 12:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Andrew Lang's translation of the Homeric Hymns is on Project Gutenberg. Thomas Taylor's translation of the Orphic Hymns is on the sacred-texts web site.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Gene Miller (9/30/2014 11:05:00 AM) Post reply

    I am looking for information on the poet Patricia Palmer, She wrote " I Am An American Soldier" .

  • Gold Star - 12,268 Points Mohammad Skati (9/28/2014 4:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am looking for a poem in which a sailor got his boat broke... Thanks.

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    • Gold Star - 12,268 Points Laura Burns (9/28/2014 9:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      There are quite a few and I don't think any one person can know them all. There are shipwrecks in the Odyssey and the Aeneid, also there is a long epic poem by William Falconer called The Shipwreck. A ... more

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mike Chizlett (9/22/2014 8:07:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a father/son poem. I remember the imagery very vividly but I can't remember any of the lines. It was about a father sat at his desk doing work in the study. His son carefully peers round the study door scared that he is going to be told off for disturbing his father. Nonetheless, after plucking up some courage, the boy runs in and kisses his father goodnight before running to bed. The father is moved and starts to think about how he has treated his son. Among other things, he thinks back to how he corrected his son at the breakfast table. After thinking for some time he walks into the son's room. The son is fast asleep but he sits there and apologizes. He is sorry because in his criticism he expects too much of the boy - knowledge beyond his years. Anyone have any ideas?

  • Gold Star - 12,268 Points Mohammad Skati (9/22/2014 8:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Who is the poet that said: ' Look in your heart... I don't exactly remember his name, so I need the pretty members' help. Thanks.

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    • Gold Star - 12,268 Points Laura Burns (9/23/2014 1:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      You may be thinking of Sir Philip Sidney, whose sonnet beginning, " Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show" ends with " look in thy heart and write."

  • Rookie - 11 Points Karen Warren (9/22/2014 7:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Many years ago I came across a poem about pilgrims riding to Canterbury. I thought it was by e e cummings or someone of that era (although I might have been wrong!) , but I've never been able to trace it since. Can anyone help?

    Thanks.

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    • Rookie - 11 Points Laura Burns (9/22/2014 3:02:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Could you be thinking of Martin Farquhar Tupper's " The Canterbury Pilgrims: A Godspeed" ?Though the topic in that is settlers going to New Zealand.

  • Gold Star - 13,566 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/21/2014 10:46:00 AM) Post reply

    I likes to read Tomas Transformer" s the Great poet's selected poems in poem hunter.com.if it is available.

  • Bronze Star - 5,983 Points Frank Avon (9/17/2014 2:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I think the poet is David Henderson; the poem is entitled Egyptian Book of the Dead (or perhaps this is a section of a longer poem) . I'm fairly certain that I have chased down the right poet, but I cannot locate the book (or review) in which this poem was published (probably in the 1960s or a bit earlier) . Can anyone give me a lead?

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