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    Don't Go Far Off Don't go far off,

    not even for a day, because -- because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep. Don't leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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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    THE DEATH OF BEAUTIFUL Requiem

    for hope hoping for hopeless life i starve for blood tho' blunt has been my knife a beautiful draw between the end and beginning when the hurtful truth is the stars that are running the wounds so deep and scars so heavy, so many to count from a cruel tragedy. The tragedy of me...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I crave your mouth, your voice,

    your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day. I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands, the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 20

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    Why do I feel so censored here?

    I feel like I can't state my opinion/works even though this should be the place to do it. So, I'm asking you...would you like to read a very disturbing poem of mine?
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M a week ago

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    Do you remember the night the moon dropped from

    the sky?And we ran through the forest to find where it lie,I was tripping on tree roots and slipping on snow,You were holding my hand and saying not to let go.When we found it at last there were twigs in our hair,A rose on our cheeks and our breath in the air,And the words to...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F Mar 22

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    *Defining Me* First to be ignored,

    First to be forgotten, Last to be remembered, a heart as soft as cotton.
    Chpt17 Chpt17 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is one of Tyler Knott Gregson's poems.

    He creates powerfully romantic, sensual images that speak to being human, and our desire for romantic love. Beautiful! Place your hands upon me like a big tent preacher and with a whisper heal all that aches inside. Put your lips upon my forehead and glance your eyes to the sky...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 14

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses May 9, 2014

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    You asked if I could suggest a love poem.

    I though of this one. This is one of my favorites which means a lot to me. Shelley wrote beautifully with a heart which must have been full of passion. Enjoy. ~J Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Stages by Hermann Hesse.

    Seems quite appropriate right now All blossoms will wilt, each youth fold into the mold of age. Wisdom and virtue never last forever. Your heart must always be ready to leave and ready to begin again, must form new bonds with courage and without regret. Every beginning offers...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 8 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    chiterra chiterra 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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 68 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Love is a circle not a heart Love is

    together And never be apart To be a shoulder to lean on To sing a lullaby True love is forever like the universe and the stars Love twinkles and shines it adds a bright spark To the emptiness of our minds Love somebody and they will love you too An unbroken circle of love Can...
    kar6425 kar6425 13-15, F Mar 18

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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, 2014

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    The truth is when I observed them,

    nothing in all of my life had ever been more beautiful.They tore off their glowing garments andpresented themselves naked.They were an open bottle for the worldto drink fromWho you ask with eager eyes?I will tell you, but you must promise methat you will look for themand...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F Mar 22

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    The Soul: Eyes that dug the hole Eyes

    that seen through the soul Eyes that gleamed with innocence and beauty Eyes harmless, yet their gaze was cruelty A soul wrecked and ruined by a glance A soul that longed for lips to dance A soul that seen the truth clear, but A soul that hid behind it’s fear
    elias617 elias617 16-17, M Mar 21

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    She doesn't see what I see.

    To her, she's imperfection. She is dust on torn pages of books and broken hands on clocks that used to spin in lover's homes. To me, she is perfection. She is the sun the moment it is washed by the sea and the children's heartbeat in the moment it explodes from the water once...
    Sarabell00 Sarabell00 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Civil war poem The nation was teared into

    two all due to sectionalism, slavery and states rights too Many lost their lives to get the country back together The trail of blood has spread since the first day Humanity deranged causing families to be estranged I cry seeing the fact that our love ones are getting killed for...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    His eyes were like clocks

    that stopped spinning the moment she stared into them. The universe halted. All things began to breath each others stillness. To her: it was a simple, blue, eternity.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Rose Have you ever loved a rose,

    and watched her slowly bloom; and as her petals would unfold, you grew drunk on her perfume. Have you ever seen her dance, her leaves all wet with dew; and quivered with a new romance - the wind, he loved her too. Have you ever longed for her, on nights...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 6 days ago

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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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    The bird A baby in the womb,

    Sanguine colours circulated around her as she grows, The room fills with light as her cry resonates as she enters the world, The world... if only she knew what she was getting into The arms of her mother leave her behind to find another She screams as she takes off in a metal...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Yesterday, I whispered your name to the

    Wind. And felt it caress my skin as I said, I love you. Yesterday, I lay on the grass and told the Earth of your Wondrous Beauty As I shouted to the Sky, I love you Yesterday I lay Naked in bed...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Excerpts from "Flower of Love" by Oscar

    Wilde Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common clay I had climbed the higher heights unclimbed yet, seen the fuller air, the larger day. From the wildness of my wasted passion I had struck a better, clearer song, Lit some lighter light of...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Touch my soul with your hands; Touch my body

    with your heart. Don't ever hesitate to touch my mind with your wisdom; for all my strength lies in your hands reaching for our happiness, we give to us for both us.
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    Poetry, especially certain pieces,

    have taken up residence within my heart... but more than other, this poem holds a beautiful lasting significance... i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    I Feel So Alone

    Loneliness is what i feel I feel so alone I feel so isolated The emptyness in my heart Can not be feeled by any soul I am surounded by people but yet i feel so alone I am in a room so small and so dark Fear takes over me, i scream but no one hears me This room so small and tiny...
    Tee1990 Tee1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    Amongst School Children WB Yeats (Last verse-I

    can't help think of great trees and their leaves) VIII Labour is blossoming or dancing where The body is not bruised to pleasure soul. Nor beauty born out of its own despair, Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil. O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    A MASK FOR TODAY With a sound in your

    heart weeping in the town you rule a crown for it, a crown you'll wear with the frown upside down. A smile waits, creates its own space, waits until it gets, late. For fate has met, its other date, a date far away some time later, but not today. Because today, you lay you lay...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Man and Woman Man is the most elevated of

    creatures, Woman the most sublime of ideals. God made for man a throne; for Woman an altar. The throne exalts; the altar sanctifies. Man is the brain; Woman, the heart. The brain creates light; the heart, love. Light engenders; love resurrects. Because of reason Man is...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    SMALL PLACESThe wise woman says sometimesyou

    come to meas a bird.So I build you a bird house.Centuries agoyou taught me to sing you,with your throaty smudgeleaving the higher noted to melike sweet dark coffee and sweet creamwhere grit and the sublime collide.But in this life you are spirityou come to meas a birdso I build...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 9 Responses Feb 9

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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, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 11, 2014

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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 7 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    A Moment: A moment short,

    yet so long Emotions running strong Love given, but not taken Face a mask, yet heart breakin
    elias617 elias617 16-17, M Mar 21

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     “You are the fearless rose

    that grows amidst the freezing wind.”   ~ Rumi   
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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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...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    The Fantasyby Sara TeasdaleHer voice is like

    clear waterThat drips upon a stoneIn forests far and silentWhere quiet plays alone.Her thoughts are like the lotusAbloom by sacred streamsBeneath the temple archesWhere quiet sits and dreams.Her kisses are the rosesThat glow while dusk is deepIn Persian garden closesWhere quiet...
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F Mar 19

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    As you have taken, I continue to give,

    I'd die on your behalf, In hopes that you'd live, For every time you left, I promised to stay, For every breath I took, You could take my breath away.
    angela9817 angela9817 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    This is just to say by William Carlos

    Williams I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
    AllergyDog66 AllergyDog66 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I Am Not Yours I am not yours,

    not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be Lost as a light is lost in light. Oh plunge me deep in love—put out My...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    The first words I want to say I tried many

    times to be nice and kind to many They allowed me to be apart of their lives Most of the times was only to take away my honor It’s my fault to be easily fooled For being so naive Thinking that they won’t hurt me or lie After many attempts My confidence vanished I lost my...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F