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  • Rookie - 6 Points Suzanne Jones (9/9/2014 2:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Dear All, I'm looking for a poem for my Dad, he's in hospital and he's asked me to look. He said it was written after the time of Rudyard Kiplings The Last of the Light Brigade and was written in response to the money he made. He kept saying, 'We are the survivors'.
    I don't know if this rings a bell with someone or it's my Dad's confusion. Could someone make a suggestion?Thanks for your time.

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    • Rookie - 6 Points Laura Burns (9/10/2014 2:35:00 PM) Post reply

      I am a little confused myself. Tennyson's " Charge of the Light Brigade" was a much more successful poem than Kipling's " Last of the Light Brigade, " which describes a visit by su ... more

  • Rookie - 21 Points Tom Miele (9/9/2014 1:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Another one from Grandma (hopefully I have all of the pronouns right) ...

    " Go see your father! , " was all that she said
    And he knew that she knew that his father was dead
    And she knew that he knew what she meant when she said,
    " Go see your father! "

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    • Rookie - 21 Points Tom Miele (9/9/2014 3:06:00 PM) Post reply

      As best I recall, that is probably how she told it. It's funny how my brain has warped it over the years.

    • Rookie - 21 Points Laura Burns (9/9/2014 2:02:00 PM) Post reply

      There are numerous variants on this, which seems to be by the old favorite, " Anonymous." Here is one: " Go to father, " she said, When he asked her to wed, And she knew th ... more

  • Rookie - 5 Points Gudjon Tryggvason (9/8/2014 2:24:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello - I was watching a movie by Everett Lewis called Luster (2002) with poetry by Dennis Cooper. At the very end of the movie there is a voice over reading of a text and i'd very much appreciate it if somebody could assist me with identifying that poem or fragment of text where it might come from.

    i've included a little transcript of what i gathered

    we're so skinny Jeff's smiles as they turn to look after stripping. like two sides of the sam coin steve answers to reach a feel, i love you jeff says and Steve's takes it in and answers forever but he means years of friendship, joint past, busts shared, from high school to junior college, their jobs and early twenties

    any information is appreciated.

  • Rookie - 21 Points Tom Miele (9/8/2014 11:08:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My wife's grandmother used to quote this:

    " It's not the 'eavy, 'eavy 'auling that's so 'ard on the 'orses 'oofs, it's the 'eavy, 'eavy pounding on the 'ard 'ighway."

    Does anyone have an idea it's source?

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    • Rookie - 21 Points Laura Burns (9/8/2014 1:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Caption of a Punch cartoon from around 1849.: “It ain’t the ‘eavy ‘auling wot ‘urts the orses’s ‘ooves; hit’s the ‘ammer, ‘ammer, ‘ammer on the ‘ard ‘ighway! ” This according to Bill Peschel's annotat ... more

  • Gold Star - 14,933 Points Mohammad Skati (9/6/2014 3:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for a poem for Sir Thomas Wyatt that talks about the sea....?Do he have a poem like this?I need help.

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  • Silver Star - 3,407 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (9/4/2014 11:14:00 PM) Post reply

    Looking for a poem written by heartless intelligence. A poem not any critical manifesto except those which lastly surrenders to dream at large.

  • Silver Star - 3,407 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (9/3/2014 8:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Have you ever read a poem constructed only with lies! Truth had no access there! Have you ever!

  • Gold Star - 14,933 Points Mohammad Skati (9/2/2014 2:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Dear members, have you heard about a poem called " The Cup's Reader " ?Please if anyone knows, then support it with any information about it. Thanks.

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  • Gold Star - 21,695 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/1/2014 10:26:00 AM) Post reply

    I likes the poems of seamus haney and also Tomas Transformer the great poets. And also the reviews on their poems in this columns if available.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anita Canada (8/31/2014 7:26:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My brother was killed on his motorbike. I'm looking for a beautiful poem or verse that I heard once about 'suffer or hurt no more'. It was about how he can no longer be hurt.
    I'd like to read this at his eulogy.

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    • Rookie - 0 Points Laura Burns (8/31/2014 4:14:00 PM) Post reply

      Not sure if this is it: Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, His weary trials and troubles past; In silence he suffered, in patience he bore, Till God called him home to suffer no more.

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