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  • Rookie - 0 Points Minjeong Son (10/6/2014 3:12:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    What is the theme of this poem?
    This is part of a poem. Anybody knows?

    But yesterday I should have thought me blest
    To stand high-pinnacled upon the peak
    Of middle life and look adown the bleak
    And unfamiliar foreslope to the West,
    Where solemn shadows all the land invest
    And stilly voices, half-remembered, speak
    Unfinished prophecy, and witch-fires freak
    The haunted twilight of the Dark of Rest.
    Yea, yesterday my soul was all aflame
    To stay the shadow on the dial's face
    At manhood's noonmark! Now, in God His name
    I chide aloud the little interspace
    Disparting me from Certitude, and fain
    Would know the dream and vision ne'er again.

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    • Rookie - 0 Points Laura Burns (10/6/2014 5:02:00 PM) Post reply

      All I know is that Ambrose Bierce uses it in his Devil's Dictionary to illustrate his definition of yesterday: " The infancy of youth, the youth of manhood, the entire past of age." He gives ... more

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chauhan Kinjal (10/5/2014 4:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I want poem " Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S." of Nissim Ezekiel

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    • Rookie - 0 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (10/6/2014 12:21:00 AM) Post reply

      Good post. Ezekiel is the English writing Indian poet, learnt from history of English literature. But here Chauhan Kinjal and Laura Burns offered an opportunity to read a complete poem. Thanks both t ... more

    • Rookie - 0 Points Laura Burns (10/5/2014 9:29:00 PM) Post reply

      Friends, our dear sister is departing for foreign in two three days, and we are meeting today to wish her bon voyage. You are all knowing, friends, what sweetness is in Miss Pushpa. I do ... more

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ebe Morales (10/4/2014 6:34:00 PM) Post reply

    ok i have trouble finding a poem that we read in american lit last year. the poem was where the teacher asks the class to describe a peaceful place/a place where they feel happy or something and then the students raise their hands and give different answers and then one student raises his hand and answers that he likes his car because its where he likes to listen to music (then he mentions his dashboard and a bunch of other stuff) . The poem mostly focuses on his answer. then as the poem continues, the students continue to give different answers but the car kept coming up. i can't remember exactly how it went, does it sound familiar to anyone?

  • Rookie - 5 Points Richard Egler (10/1/2014 1:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    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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  • Bronze Star - 5,477 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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    • Bronze Star - 5,477 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 - 14,021 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 - 14,021 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 - 14,021 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 - 14,021 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."

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