The amazing thing about poetry is that its lines are full of wisdom, experience and lessons. I enjoy reading it especially when I feel sad. So, I want each of you to post from two to four lines of the poems he/she most likes. It would be so great to read your selections and I'd really appreciate all your contributions, I know you can do it , you won't let me down,will you??
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I hold it true whatever befall:

I feel it when I sorrow most;

It's better to have loved and lost..

Than never to have loved at all..

Lord Tennyson
All right, since no body wants to participate, I'll do it till cows come home ,because I really like my idea. Any participation would be appreciated..Emotion: big smile

We think our fathers fools,so wise we grow;

Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.

Alexander Pope...

......I truly am waiting for you all, poets...........
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Go and ask Robin to bring the girls over
To Sweetwater, said my Aunt...

(From Vision by Sweetwater, by John Crowe Ransom)

MrP

PS: here's the whole poem:

http://www.english.ucla.edu/faculty/hayles/Student_Hypertexts/Pistel/Vision_by_Sweetwater_292.html
MrPedantic, you're a saint. Thank you for your brilliant contribution. I'm looking forward to having more.Emotion: big smileEmotion: big smile

Now it's my turn. I brought these lines from a poem called, Mac Flecknoe_ John Dryden.

All human things are subject to decay,

And when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Sweet Desert, I like your idea too. Emotion: smile

I have many favourite poems, it is hard to choose just a few lines. I like many Shakespearean poems.

How about this for starters?

He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need;
If thou sorrow, he will weep;
If thou wake, he cannot sleep:
This of every grief in heart
He with thee doth bear a part.
These are certain signs to know
Faithful friend from flattering foe.

Mr P. (friend) PLEASE tell me again how to get single spacing.
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Tallulah TamPLEASE tell me again how to get single spacing.

Well...if you're writing your post in Word first and then pasting it in, the Word formatting isn't converting properly. So you may do better in Wordpad. Or you could leave out all the returns in Word, and only add them once you've pasted it in here.

If you're writing directly into the Message box, on the other hand, you could try CTRL + Return instead of Return.

(Sorry, Sweet, this isn't very poetic! I should have turned it into a triolet.)

MrP
From Sunday Morning, by Wallace Stevens:

Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,
And the green freedom of a cockatoo...

MrP

http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/Poetry/Stevens/sunday_morning.html
All I have to say, is, to tell you that the
lanthorn is the moon; I, the man in the moon;
this thorn-brush, my thorn-brush; and his dog, my dog.


William Shapespeare
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