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your favorite poems

Post by potatotoro » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:42 pm

i love reading poems and such so if anyone else loves poems and wants to post their favorite poems i would want to read them!
if they're to long you can just leave a link http://d.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/text ... alott-1842

here's a shorter one....

The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
The moon on my left hand, the dawn on my right.
My brother, good morning:my sister good night.
-Hilaire Belloc

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by crow » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:53 pm

Crows and Wasps.

There is a crow, who feeds the wasps,
they don't eat much, it is no loss.
And when they're full, before they go,
they come and tell it: "zzzZank-you, crow!"

There was a cat, who chased the crow,
the cat would pounce, the crow would go.
With beak held high, legs hanging down,
"Are you a cat, or are you clown?"

"No clown am I," replied the cat.
"You're lucky that I am so fat.
And that I mean you no real harm.
I only chase you, to alarm".

At this idea, the crow first scoffed.
Then tried it out, and chased his wasps.
Who much enjoyed this game, you know,
and buzzed off, giggling: "zzzZank-you, crow!"

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by potatotoro » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:11 pm

nice!i love the ones that tell a story.

As i was going up the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish he'd stay away.

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by crow » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:16 pm

Autobiography.

Inside my egg there was so much to see,
a frog by a pond, and a crow in a tree,
a bear licking honey, three mice and a flea,
and sights never seen, not by them, not by me.

How big is this egg? asked the frog to the bear,
but the bear could not answer, for he did not care.
We don't think it matters, squeaked the mice, over there,
to the crow, who decided to see, from the air.

So I jumped from the tree and fell into the skies,
and discovered no limit to what filled my eyes.
I think it's as big as the biggest of size,
squawked I, to the frog, and continued to rise.

Soon all the egg was left far down below,
and the heavens now opening, continued to grow.
While the air became thinner, and progress was slow,
still I climbed ever higher, still wanting to know.

With a crack, I ran into the edge of the shell,
and pecked it a few times, really doing quite well.
And when I was able, I popped through, and fell,
and discovered this thing that I now want to tell...

For my egg was the same, both without and within,
but to tell it, I don't quite know where to begin.
There are parts of the shell quite especially thin,
where the light from forever comes streaming right in.

If you look very hard for the light that is there,
you will find that it leads you to everywhere.
There are frogs, there are mice, there are crows, and a bear,
there is honey, a tree, and a great deal of air.

And this is my little autobiography.
From an egg to a crow to a life in a tree.
With a great deal of noise, just to fall silently,
to be right where I am, is just right where I'll be.

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by potatotoro » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:57 am

you know a lot of crow related poems, i'm impressed. :D

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by potatotoro » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:59 am

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by Entity » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:15 am

You summoned me?
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Re: your favorite poems

Post by crow » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:55 am

A Crow's Day.

Fresh from his egg, a crow looked out
his world to re-arrange it.
As he matured, he looked again,
and saw no need to change it.

"Why don't you care to leave your mark?"
The owl called out in passing.
"You'll have to hurry, if you dare,
Life is not everlasting!"

The crow, now grown, surveyed the scene,
and found it to his pleasure.
His life was yet, had always been,
an everlasting leisure.

"Care not", he crowed, should this day pass:
"it's long enough to live in".
The owl sped by and dwindled fast,
enamored with the living.

The crow surveyed his perfect tree,
surveyed his perfect pond.
Surveyed his perfect sky above,
and knew that he belonged.

"No need to change a thing", cried he.
"No need to re-arrange it!"
As many changes came to be,
And crows need not explain it.

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by potatotoro » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:10 am

lol i see that you changed your quote.what mark twain book is it from?
aaaaaand yet another crow poem form crow x]
here's another poem that tolkien wrote
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Re: your favorite poems

Post by dreamsandbones » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:49 pm

potatotoro wrote:nice!i love the ones that tell a story.

As i was going up the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish he'd stay away.
That's by John Ciardi! I love John Ciardi--he wrote my favourite childhood book, called "The Wish Tree." It's a long poem-story, with beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations.

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by dreamsandbones » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:50 pm

potatotoro wrote:All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Wow--the first two lines of this poem are one of my favourite life-long quotes!

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by Entity » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:13 pm

Not all those who wander are lost. That's my favorite, because I spend a lot of time wandering aimlessly.
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Re: your favorite poems

Post by potatotoro » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:56 am

If I can stop one heart
from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool the pain,

Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain

-emily dickinson

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by Pyrra » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:46 am

Shy Lady Moon, she doesn't show
all of her face at once, you know?
She turns around in gentle pace,
each night reveils more of her face
until you see her full and bright.
To silver day she turns the night.
For her we dance, to her we pray,
and then she slowly turns away.

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Re: your favorite poems

Post by crow » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:28 am

...but while we watch, mouths open wide,
she laughs in glee, she loves to hide.
A tease, a taunt, a show of leg,
a crescent sliver, for more we beg.
She takes her time, the lights are low,
she'll slowly climb, and start to show,
her bosom in its silver veil,
her torso clad in shining mail.
'til suddenly, heavy with child,
transformed once more, as all the while,
as bunnies gape and hop, delight,
beneath her smile, within her sight.
She'll spread herself in glory, full,
then exit, right, in wonder, full.

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