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  • Lisa Lindblom (1/23/2014 10:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi- I am looking for a poem I read long ago, which I'd like to share with my students. It's about a very poor mother and father who have 7 or 8 children who they are having a hard time supporting. They receive an offer from a wealthy relative to adopt one of the children in return for money. They consider the offer, and one night, when the children are sleeping, they go from child to child trying to decide which one they should give up. They realize they are unable to give any of them up, even the baby who has not been named yet, and they write to the relative, telling them thanks, but they have decided to keep all of their children. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

  • Deborah Netzer (1/21/2014 10:24:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    In 1973-74 I was required to recite a poem for Speech class. The local library had numerous poetry books and I found one that I thought would make a statement. I can't remember the title or the author. However I do remember the last stanza -more or less. It is as follows- -" -What shall we do, we in whose name the bowl of the sky was filled with death. Death the color of goldfish. Death that blossomed into a mighty flower of evil. For guilt of the melted eyeballs of Hiroshima. " If anyone can help me find this poem I would be extremely grateful. Thank you

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    • Laura Burns (1/22/2014 2:55:00 PM) Post reply

      That is a poem by Eileen Egan, but I am not sure of the name.

  • Randy Wheaton (1/21/2014 3:43:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm trying to find a poem I read once with the words " the gloaming" in the first few lines and which ends with the (approximate) last line " ...against the gods until I die" . I believe it may have been one of the English romantic poets.

  • Sabrina Darza (1/19/2014 11:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi! I'm looking for a poem I heard a while back. I wrote it down on a piece of paper and just recently remembered I liked it very much
    It went:

    Better known was his passion for the theatre
    And the tragic thing that could happen was for one,
    To think his honor a fool

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  • Patricia Ellison (1/18/2014 4:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am searching for a poem I read in Jr. High School. It had to do with a statue and a bird who refused to abandon the statue when winter came and the rest of the flock flew south. Appreciate any help in locating this poem.

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    • Laura Burns (1/19/2014 2:37:00 PM) Post reply

      This sounds to me like Oscar Wilde's short story " The Happy Prince" rather than a poem.

  • Sa-leanne Knight (1/17/2014 4:46:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello I am trying to find a poem that I heard many many years ago, It didn't mean anything to me then but now I am a wife and a mother this poem is playing on my mind all the time and I must find it. Basically the husband leaves for work in the morning, he asks his wife to pay a bill or post a letter I cannot remember, as she reaches for the letter she notices the plant needs watering, then as she is filling up the watering can she may as well wash the dishes, it goes on like this and then husband comes home and she hasn't posted the letter, the one thing he asked her to do. I was wondering if anybody knows of this poem please?x

  • Rahman Henry (1/17/2014 4:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am working to publish a book of translation in my own language (Bengali) , that is going to be a bilingual book (English & Bengali) with only the poems by NOBEL LAUREATES. Please, friends, help me with their poems in English translation.

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    • Laura Burns (1/18/2014 1:02:00 PM) Post reply

      You can find translated poems by some of these authors at Project Gutenberg. Of course, several did write in English to begin with. Best wishes for your project.

  • Deb Flaugh (1/5/2014 3:33:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello - I am looking for humorous poems that can be used in speech competitions. They need to be of the same topic and at least 2-3 minutes long when reading them. For example: the topic could be food/dieting, Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, first kiss, dating, or any other topic appropriate for a high school student to recite. Thanks!

  • Emma Timms (1/4/2014 12:31:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi, I am a new member and am trying to find a poem I have only heard once. It was on the eve of a very dear called Jack's funeral. It had some words along the lines of 'remembering old Jack and his woodshed' not sure if it was a cowboy poem but was about old days and reminiscing about gardens, woodshed and 'old jack'. Possibly a cowboy/American poem?

    Any help would be appreciated!

  • Arabella M Picken (1/3/2014 5:25:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello all.

    If you are looking for poems about pain and the hardship of love, please take a look at my poems. I used to have an account but had to delete it for personal reasons. I have re-made it and I have uploaded some of my poems which my friends like. Please feel free to rate and comment. All comments welcome.

    Thanks in advance,
    Arabella M Picken

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