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direwolflove222
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#139770 2 years ago
You dont HAVE a soul, You ARE a soul. You have a body- C.S. Lewis

Its not really a poem, more of a quote, but one of my faves
eight-sided whispering hallelujah hat rack
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83msg1sttyme
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#141225 2 years ago
April is national poetry month
heres one
Dreams

Hold fast todreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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direwolflove222
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Its an obsession but its pleasing

Re: Poet's Corner..Post Your Favorites

#141237 2 years ago
Love that one 83msg!!!!!
eight-sided whispering hallelujah hat rack
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83msg1sttyme
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#141581 2 years ago
do limmericks count?
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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#141609 2 years ago
Yes
SunshineSue
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Life is sweeter for this!

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#144833 2 years ago
Another timely one by Langston Hughes.


April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night

And I love the rain.



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#145421 2 years ago
How to Listen
by Major Jackson

I am going to cock my head tonight like a dog
in front of McGlinchey's tavern on Locust:
I am going to stand beside the man who works all day combing
his thatch of gray hair corkscrewed in every direction.
I am going to pay attention to our lives
unravelling between the forks of his fine-toothed comb.
For once, we won't talk about the end of the world
or Vietnam or his exquisite paper shoes.
For once, I am going to ignore the profanity and
the dancing and the jukebox so I can hear his head crackle
beneath the sky's stretch of faint stars.
...was staring at the little blotch of sunshine with a special intensity, considering lying down in it.

-JD Salinger
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#145422 2 years ago
SunshineSue wrote:
Another timely one by Langston Hughes.


April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night

And I love the rain.



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LOVE HIM!
...was staring at the little blotch of sunshine with a special intensity, considering lying down in it.

-JD Salinger
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#149743 2 years ago
At a Window by Carl Sandburg

Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!

But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.


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#149760 2 years ago
A Boundless Moment

by Robert Frost


He halted in the wind, and -- what was that
Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?
He stood there bringing March against his thought,
And yet too ready to believe the most.

"Oh, that's the Paradise-in-bloom," I said;
And truly it was fair enough for flowers
had we but in us to assume in march
Such white luxuriance of May for ours.

We stood a moment so in a strange world,
Myself as one his own pretense deceives;
And then I said the truth (and we moved on).
A young beech clinging to its last year's leaves.




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I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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#152713 1 year, 12 months ago
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn

by Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
(1183 - 1260)

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life





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I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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#152760 1 year, 12 months ago
Chester wrote:
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn

by Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
(1183 - 1260)

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life


Very Lovely



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