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Re: Poetry

Postby CharlotteRose » Jun 18, 2011 1:27 am

Ahh thats a beautiful poem Miss Rosario, friends are wonderful! :)
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Re: Poetry

Postby wild rose » Jun 19, 2011 10:25 am

Such a lovely poem Miss Rosario and it's so true, friends are so so so wonderful and precious. I really love that poem :)

Here's one of my favorite poems :)


The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

And we will sit upon rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.

And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant poises,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;

A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.

The shepherds's swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love.
Christopher Marlowe

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Re: Poetry

Postby Eowyn of Lantern_Waste » Jun 30, 2011 7:25 pm

In honour of Dorethea's 126th birthday (as per Google this morning) I'm putting up perhaps Australia's most famous poem (apart from The Man From Snowy River). The second verse is by far the most famous part of the poem and gets quoted all the time. However, the whole poem is beautiful.


My Country
The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.


Another poem of hers that is beautiful is this one:

Colour
The lovely things that I have watched unthinking,
Unknowing, day by day,
That their soft dyes have steeped my soul in colour
That will not pass away -

Great saffron sunset clouds, and larkspur mountains,
And fenceless miles of plain,
And hillsides golden-green in that unearthly
Clear shining after rain;

And nights of blue and pearl, and long smooth beaches,
Yellow as sunburnt wheat,
Edged with a line of foam that creams and hisses,
Enticing weary feet.

And emeralds, and sunset-hearted opals,
And Asian marble, veined
With scarlet flame, and cool green jade, and moonstones
Misty and azure-stained;

And almond trees in bloom, and oleanders,
Or a wide purple sea,
Of plain-land gorgeous with a lovely poison,
The evil Darling pea.

If I am tired I call on these to help me
To dream -and dawn-lit skies,
Lemon and pink, or faintest, coolest lilac,
Float on my soothed eyes.

There is no night so black but you shine through it,
There is no morn so drear,
O Colour of the World, but I can find you,
Most tender, pure and clear.

Thanks be to God, Who gave this gift of colour,
Which who shall seek shall find;
Thanks be to God, Who gives me strength to hold it,
Though I were stricken blind.


Hope you enjoy!!! :)
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Re: Poetry

Postby Gladius » Jul 01, 2011 12:34 pm

This poem was inspired by the story of Psyche and Eros. I began wondering what would have happened if Psyche's sisters (or Orual, in the case of Till We Have Faces) had been right all along...


What She Saw

And so the disillusionment came swiftly where,
In breathless shadow, Psyche raised her lamp
And saw what every poet since denies:
A reeking serpent lay distended there,
Besotted with the blood of men, and damp
With excrement of many-splendored lies.
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Re: Poetry

Postby CharlotteRose » Jul 02, 2011 12:35 am

Wow, those are lovely :)
Gladius, the poem you wrote was very descriptive, I love it!

I finished my P.E exam early (sort of :-s ) So I wrote a poem on the back of it... I'll post it here if/when I get the paper back (It was only internal) because i thought it was quite good, :D
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Re: Poetry

Postby Elanor » Jul 02, 2011 10:13 am

Loving all the poetry here; especially What She Saw, Gladius. Really thought provoking, after reading Till We Have Faces. :)
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Re: Poetry

Postby Queen Susan » Jul 02, 2011 4:02 pm

Ah! Can't believe I haven't visited this thread before!!! :p I'm loving all the poetry here! :D I need to go back and read all the pages. :p

Anyways. Here's something I wrote when I was... 14. So a couple years back, but it's what I feel like posting. :p Later I'll do something more recent probably...

The Sun will Shine Again

The sky turns gray, than black
The sky fills with icy rain
Deeply the thunder rolls
But the sun will shine again.

Dark trees stand, their shadows cast
They seem to weep with pain
Though it seems to last forever
The sun will shine again

And through the storms of life
By your side I will remain
As long as you need me to
And the sun will shine again

And always forever remember
That I will be your friend
And God also is with you-
The sun will shine again.


Edit: Here's a poem I wrote within the last year, but I was interrupted in the middle of it and never finished... :p But I sorta like the idea of it. :p

Happy People

They're smiling and laughing as they run to their car
Groceries swinging and hair rippling
They open the door and cram on inside
Windows down and that happy music playing

They run and tackle each other with a big BF's hug
And they're joking and having so much fun
They're practically falling over they're so glad
And their worries- yeah, about that- there's none

Seems like everybody's happy except me today
Yeah, everybody's happy except me


... Yeah, I guess it's sorta sad. :p
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Re: Poetry

Postby Elanor » Jul 03, 2011 7:42 am

I'll try to post some poetry here soon - maybe write some more too. :D
I LOVE both of yours, Queen Susan!! They're both so beautiful, you really have a gift with words. Do keep writing some more, and post more soon!
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Re: Poetry

Postby Queen Susan » Jul 23, 2011 9:15 am

Thanks Elanor!!

-So. One of my friends and I used to write poetry together, we'd each take about two lines, and make a story out of it. IMO, the products are fairly entertaining. :p It's lots of fun; here's part of one we did a year or two ago:

Wild Days of Old

The dust settled, and the riders were gone
The wild west blew away with an affectionate song.
My grandpa was young, and restless as could be
At the time of the story he was telling to me
“When I was a young man, reckless and wild,
There was fire in my eye- I was easily riled.
So when my cowboy days were done, I went to the East
Which did not change me at all in the least.
I kept longing for the months I spent in the West
(The ones I wasted among camels certainly weren’t the best)
Among all the Muskins I happened to meet, there was only one who liked me as me.
His name was Muso for short; we roamed around free.
He never would tell me his full name though,
I suspect if he had, we might’ve been foes.
As it was, though, I liked my friend Muso quite well,
But one day I desired to be alone for a spell.
I sat on the hard ground, thinking of when
I could brandish my pistol, make a ruckus and din-
When all of a sudden, Muso took me by surprise,
He jumped right in front of me in a ridiculous disguise.
“Muso!” I cried, jumping and startled,
I was was taken aback, but he giggled and chortled.
“I found it amongst Bin Amid’s prized stuff!”
He was wearing a pink turban, stuffed with sheep fluff.
A bright yellow mask surrounded his profile,
(I must say, the guy had a profound sense of style.)

And I think that's all I can post here, but if you want to read the rest/more, here's a link. :p

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_k0 ... t?hl=en_US
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Re: Poetry

Postby wild rose » Sep 01, 2011 10:46 am

I love all of what people have posted

Gladius, I truly loved yours
Queen Susan, all of yours a lovely, I think I like The Sun Will Shine Again best, but really they are all good

Here is a poem I wrote just recently, it's nothing special, but I thought I'd share it :)

(it doesn't have a name)

There are times I wish to leave
My cares and sorrows all behind
Yet I know I must go on
Upon this mountain that I climb

I am weary, yet I will tread
This road that was made for me
And I will never complain or regret
The life that I was called to lead

I will travel through wind and rain
I will ever follow on
I will never abandon or leave
This path that I walk upon

Yet I look forward to the day
When I look on Him who guided me
Who held me when I had stumbled
And led when I couldn’t see

The sorrow and pain will fade
The grief will be erased
And I will be filled with light
When I look into His face

I know not when that day will be
But I will walk and wait
I know that day will come
I was told so by my faith
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Re: Poetry

Postby MoonlightDancer » Sep 02, 2011 5:15 am

One of mine.

September.

In the sulking, shifting evening gleam

All of New England is just a dream.

Like the sorrowful echoing rattling cars,

Above the sand roads that climb towards the stars.



And the ice cream drips, baseball mitts, memories rip

And nighttime descends and the light starts to slip.

In the clouds above midnight beneath diamond grass,

Heartbreak scatters like broken glass.

But it’s only a moment, and this too, shall pass



Beneath a gnarled apple tree,

Above the path that leads to the sea,

September is the saddest time of year,

So come on inside, it’s dark out, my dear.

I know you love watching the stars when they’re clear,

And the fireflies spinning, the moths flutter fast

But it’s only a moment, and it cannot last.
Forever a proud Belieber

Live life with the ultimate joy and freedom.
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Re: Poetry

Postby Elanor » Sep 02, 2011 9:49 am

Very pretty, Wild, it's very sweet and sad. I like it a lot. :)
Wow, MoonlightDancer - that is really gorgeous. All the mental pictures it drew to mind were just stunning, you captured everything so well. I love all the rhymes too. Wonderful job! :ymhug:
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Re: Poetry

Postby wild rose » Sep 02, 2011 10:04 am

thank you so much Ela :ymhug:

I just LOVE your poem MoonlightDancer, it paints such clear and lovely pictures in your head, it just amazing :)
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Re: Poetry

Postby Miss Rosario » Sep 02, 2011 6:08 pm

QS, I absolutely LOVE your poem "The Sun will Shine Again". It flows wonderfully, and the theme you highlighted is one of my favorites: hope.

MoonlightDancer, spectacular one from you as well! Great flow and great choice of words - you did a fantastic job painting a mental picture. Looking forward to reading more of your compositions in the future!
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Re: Poetry

Postby Lilygloves » Sep 03, 2011 7:02 am

One of my favorite poems is short and sweet by Sir Lawrence Dunbar

An angel robed in spotless white
Bent down to kiss the sleeping night
Night woke to blush
The sprite was gone
Men saw the blush
And called it dawn
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Re: Poetry

Postby wild rose » Sep 03, 2011 8:33 am

oh that is truly beautiful, I love, love, love it (is going to add it to her list of favorite poems :) )
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