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    Love songs I have remembered beauty in the

    night, Against black silences I waked to see A shower of sunlight over Italy And green Ravello dreaming on her height; I have remembered music in the dark, The clean swift brightness of a fugue of Bach's, And running water singing on the rocks When once in...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Souls" When two souls fall in love,

    there is nothing else but the yearning to be close to the other. The presence that is felt through a hand held, a voice heard, or a smile seen. Souls do not have calendars or clocks, nor do they understand the notion of time or distance. They only know it feels right to be with...
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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    I fell in love with this man the day I stumbled

    across this video poem: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15ihua_apfvl_music This guy loves Poetry so much, he had his last name legally changed to it!
    the7thsphere the7thsphere 36-40, M Dec 12

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    The Invitation

    It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 9 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    "Don’t Forget To Live" by Madisen Kuhn Time

    isn’t wasted at the end of the day When you’re in bed thinking about all the things You could’ve done, You could’ve said, All the empty boxes left on your to do list Time is wasted When you’re standing on a rock at the edge of a waterhole And decide to not jump...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Beautiful Women ~by Walt Whitman

    WOMEN sit, or move to and fro--some old, some young; The young are beautiful--but the old are more beautiful than the young. Walt Whitman
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    Starlings in Winter Chunky

    and noisy, but with stars in their black feathers, they spring from the telephone wire and instantly they are acrobats in the freezing wind. And now, in the theater of air, they swing over buildings, dipping and rising; they float like one stippled star that opens...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I Want To See You...

    “I want to see you.Know your voice.Recognize you when youfirst come 'round the corner.Sense your scent when I come into a room you've just left.Know the lift of your heel,the glide of your foot.Become familiar with the way you purse your lipsthen let them part, just the...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 8 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Cantancorous rabble rouser Of my heart You balk

    when I and her have been apart Who gave you this power to invigortate From where does your authority orginate You command me; I obey you; I must Rule over me and enflame my heart to save the bond of both of us Maybe I am a fool Happy to be led astray It may be an excuse for...
    AlexLArmstrong AlexLArmstrong 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    i like my body when it is with your by e.

    e. cummings i like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more. i like your body. i like what it does, i like its hows. i like to feel the spine of your body and its bones, and the trembling-firm-smoothness and which i will again...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recently, our family lost someone

    who was wonderful and so very funny. We attended his funeral, a few days ago, and this poem was read. It was found in a schoolbook he had kept for over 70 years. Spring Morning by A.A. Milne Where am I going? I don't quite know. Down to the stream where the king-cups...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 13

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    You got 'Invictus' by William Earnest Henley!

    A striving independent, you laugh fate in the face, creating your own destiny each and every day. You are your own strength, your own perseverance. Your sense of yourself is impeccably insightful and unfailingly accurate. "Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's Funny How "friends" Can Just Leave You When You Are Down

      it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry it's funny how forever never seems to last it's funny how much you'd lose if you forgot about your past it's funny how “friends” can just...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 10 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    To a Beautiful Girl You are a flower in full

    bloom, As if, through a mist, a first loom; You are a fine line that holds beauty So fragile it seems, yet so pretty. You are the wind that grace my meadows Of thoughts and lights up my weary shadows; You are the sun after my night That lights up everything in sight. Of life...
    SocialRomance SocialRomance 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    "My Silly Heart" Oh my heart

    where are you, Here or there why you always get loose, You are not bound to any right or wrong, Never knew who you actually belong. Mostly you fall and make a struggle to rise, And you never ever let me sleep in the nights. Sometimes you make me dumb, Sometimes you make me cry...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Deep into that darkness peering,

    long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 2

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    I Like My Body When It Is With Your By e.e.cummings

    i like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite a new thing. Muscles better and nerves more. i like your body. i like what it does, i like its hows. i like to feel the spine of your body and its bones, and the trembling -firm-smooth ness and which i will again and again...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 63 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Fire and Ice by Robert Frost Some say the

    world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 15

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    AMORETTI, SONNET #75 One day I wrote her name

    upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away: Again I write it with a second hand, But came the tide, and made my pains his prey. Vain man, said she, that doest in vain assay, A mortal thing so to immortalize, For I myself shall like to this decay, And eek my name be...
    Hashii Hashii 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She walks

    in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 7

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    “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That

    perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest...
    AllergyDog66 AllergyDog66 22-25, M Dec 15

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    Hey you... By moi I will climb up to

    that tree house And find you And pull the rope up behind us. Rope coloured blue skyness. So no one will ever find us... And we will make moments, Never to forget... Keeping us warmer when we are older... But always feeling younger. The things that bonded us. The world passing by...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 28

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    Some words that almost reached our lips,

    words which manifest in our eyes, Words that cherished like some pieces of snow, Sometimes from you, Sometimes from me, Are some words we both desires, Words which rustle like some autumn leaves, Words whose beauty resides in our hearts, Let these words lift some heights...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    WEST WIND ~ Mary Oliver You are young.

    So you know everything. You leap into the boat and begin rowing. But listen to me. Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul. Listen to me. Lift the oars from the water, let your arms rest, and your heart, and heart’s little...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 3

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    What Is Love?

    Is love found in holding hands? In quiet whispers? In looks shared across a crowded room? Is love shared in notes? In cards? In actions? Is love felt with a quickening pulse? A feeling of loss in her absence? A longing to see but a glimpse of her? Is love heard through...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Do not fall in love with people like me.

    I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand...
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Falling. By Caroli9

    There she stood upon a high, World blowing through her mind, " Let go & Fall " the wind does cry, with arms outstretched her falls a glide, Dizzy...Giddy...she panics inside, " Your Falling to fast " the words fly by, with heart in hand she closes...
    caroli9 caroli9 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 21, 2007

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    I never expected to,

    but I love Dickinson.
    ttabls ttabls 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Advent by Patrick Kavanagh We have tested

    and tasted too much, lover- Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder. But here in the Advent-darkened room Where the dry black bread and the sugarless tea Of penance will charm back the luxury Of a child's soul, we'll return to Doom The knowledge we stole but could not...
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    Emotionless Is when you wake up from a

    nightmare with no feelings, when you have no purpose no interest in what happens to you, everything becomes pointless. Your head clears bairly thinking just staring at the ground, you can see the pavement.A glass chest, and a hallow heart you can see all the broken pieces, they...
    BrighterDayss BrighterDayss 22-25, M Dec 11

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    She Who Could Bind You She

    who could bind you Could bind fire to a wall; She who could bind you Could hold a waterfall; She who could keep you Could keep the wind from blowing; On a warm spring night With a low moon glowing ~ Sara Teasedale
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F Dec 12

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    So That You Will Hear Me So

    that you will hear me my words sometimes grow thin as the tracks of the gulls on the beaches. Necklace, drunken bell for your hands smooth as grapes. And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffering like ivy. It...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Flightless Bird Weary bird with fleeting

    breaths and stumbling steps. Your wings twisted with your disposition as you fell through tree tops and met me in this collision. Once singing dulcet songs that resonated throughout the skies; sparking envy in those who were grounded, not yet found, utterly dead from the...
    katfished katfished 16-17, F Dec 9

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    The Road Not Taken ~Robert Frost~ Two roads

    diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth Then took the other, and just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 11 Responses May 11

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    74 from 95 Poems by e.

    e. cummings sentinel robins two guard me and you and little house this our from hate from fear a which of slim of blue of here will who straight up into the where so safe we are
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    "The beautiful moments" This little moment

    which came into my life, keeping me awake from sleepless nights, I wish this moment could never last, But I know time will take its course and pass, Like the birds chirping in early morning rise, or like soothing cold of chilly winters night, all these moments when I will...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The tender touch    Of your lips      

    Against mine          Is all that       I ever  Need toMake me relax
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 7

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    Feelings… Unbelievable,

    voluptuous...Incomprehensible Wondering about the impossible Choosing to live in a world of immeasurable With sincerity and dignity Vigor and solemnity I believe that feelings have eyes To look at the heart as cold as ice All the fears will melt away To a friend that cares and...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    your beautifuly broken You mention the Nights

    that you had your Ex by your side. How You loved Him through all the good and bad Times. He left you with your Heart of Glass shattered on the Streets. Leaving you there without being on your own two Feet. You had Plans of being Together Forever, But now your by Yourself with...
    xxbrokenlinkxx xxbrokenlinkxx 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    ~The Moment~ The moment when,

    after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half acre, square mile, island, country knowing at last how you got there, and say I own this, is the same moment when the trees unloose there soft arms from around you, the birds take...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 7

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    Darkness

    Darkness around me Darkness surrounds me Darkness don't get near me Darkness I fear thee Darkness you hurt Darkness you lurk Darkness you lurk at night Darkness please don't take my light tonight
    screaminginshadows screaminginshadows 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    If God knows everything there is to know,

    Then I ask: How can God learn or grow? If you knew all that was and all that would be, Then how can any decision you make be free? If you were everything and everything was you, There would be nothing for you to do. And there we find god in this very position, imprisoned by the...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

    Yes, I know this was a song, but the song lyrics read like a beautiful poem. So I decided to add it to this ep group. I found out that this song was written as a love poem/song in 1957 by a British singer named Ewan MacColl for his lover, Peggy Seeger. http://en.wikipedia.org...
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    Nobody listens to your pain,

    you've got no lover. Nobody reads your book, because they don't like the cover. :(
    Wisdom8 Wisdom8 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    It makes me feel free,

    listening to it or writing it. Doesn't matter which just as long as I can write what is me.
    ningqin ningqin 13-15, F Dec 16

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    ~There is Pleasure in the Pathless

    Woods~ There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in it's roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal, From all I may be, and...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 11 Responses Jun 17

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    ~SHE~ She's got personality in her profile,

    Golden eyes and a diamond smile. If looks could kill, she'd be in a cell, a genuine sweet southern belle. She will wrench your heart away It is a subtle game she will play Rob you of your dignity and pride She’ll take your heart for a ride Your mind and money she...
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    This is my final post on EP

    before deletion. I came to EP 3 years ago to share poetry and I shall leave sharing poetry. Enjoy this one by Robert Frost. Farewell. :) ~ thatguy1970 NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Robert Frost Nature's first green is gold Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But...
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    Deer Tracks by Richard Brautigan Beautiful,

    sobbing high-geared fúcking and then to lie silently like deer tracks in the freshly-fallen snow beside the one you love. That's all.
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 16

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    Unending Love

    I seemed to have loved you numberless times, in numberless forms... In life afer life, age after age, forvever. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear around your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 20 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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