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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 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Riches I hold in light esteem,

    And Love I laugh to scorn; And lust of fame was but a dream, That vanished with the morn: And if I pray, the only prayer That moves my lips for me Is, "Leave the heart that now I bear, And give me liberty!" Yes, as my swift days near their goal: 'Tis all that I implore ; In...
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 5 Responses Mar 28

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    He and I collided, like two predestined

    stars—and in that brief exchange, I felt what it was like to be immortal. Lang Leav
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Time is money, every moment is costly,

    so I ration emotion because existence exhausts me. - Atmosphere
    Jareb Jareb 16-17, M Sep 5

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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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    I appreciate poetry. I don't write it myself

    much, but when I read the poetry of others I feel like the beauty and mystery of life has been artfully plucked from the air and woven into a tapestry just for me to enjoy and ponder. I appreciate poets, artists of the word. As John Keating, the inspirational teacher from the...
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 5 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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    I am seeing in black

    and whiteI am walking into a bar, across the flagstonesWhere many steps had their moments of gloryYou are standing there at the jukebox, cigarette in handCaressing it with sweet lips, though red, appear as charcoal greyTo my eyes and what I see...You notice me notice you...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Canadian poet bill bissett has been chanting

    and drumming and shouting his poems since before "spoken word" was a thing http://www.billbissett.com/ dew yu heer th echo uv wher yuv bin ar yu captivatid or entanguld by its sounds its memoreez its manee langwages smells time senses ths...
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    You...Extraordinary.Its not

    that I didn’t know it,I just never really said it... directly.Caged talk, regretOut of situations that make one want to breathe deep,To confirm you’re alive,As opposed to free birds to fly and write their stories in the sky.The nature of daylight,Changing colours on...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    What Is Love

    I am watching two friends who I think are in love go through a rough patch right now. From a distance I wonder to myself what is love really to me? I thought I felt it once or twice but haven't been in it head over heels. Then I saw this poem. I think it brings me closer to an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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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 9 Responses a week ago

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    Sailing to Byzantium - WB Yeats THAT is no

    country for old men. The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees - Those dying generations - at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 days ago

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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...
    FuSoYa FuSoYa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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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 More Loving OneW.

    H. Auden, 1907 - 1973Looking up at the stars, I know quite wellThat, for all they care, I can go to hell,But on earth indifference is the leastWe have to dread from man or beast.How should we like it were stars to burnWith a passion for us we could not return?If equal affection...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Mind & Body I think of you,

    and I feel you I read your words to me, and I hear you I gaze upon your photo, and you’re looking at only me I close my eyes, and you’re with me Thousands of miles of earth and water separate us, But I can feel you as if you’re in my arms Thoughts of you arouse my body...
    hardbargain hardbargain 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    The Song of Wandering Aengus BY WILLIAM BUTLER

    YEATS I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream And caught a little silver trout...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Zindagi ek chahat ka silsila hai Koi mel gia tu

    koi bechar gia . Jissy manga ta duawon mai Wo kesi owr ko bina mangy mel gia
    RUBY22222 RUBY22222 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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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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    'Free Spirit'She rides,

    free in her intentroaming in her desires, along the paths of her own designThe truth in pure beauty, in all it's formsWatching her, chasing her, touches the deepest part of me,as she moves me with her splendor and aches me with her sensual stride,yet her feisty spirit and heart...
    WildHearted WildHearted 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    All is not in vain, leave your crises behind

    and have not a word about another soul intruding on your beliefs. Follow your falls, what you fall for will lead you somewhere bigger. It is only nature when a waterfall is going down you follow the flow. Do not try to swim up the waterfall. Fall naturally into your honesty and...
    AndersonAlexander AndersonAlexander 22-25, M 4 days 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    James Joyce... Chamber music (extract)Strings

    in the earth and airMake music sweet;Strings by the river whereThe willows meet.There's music along the riverFor Love wanders there,Pale flowers on his mantle,Dark leaves on hisAll softly playing,With head to the music bent,And fingers strayingUpon an instrument.
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    You're My Black Hole, I'm In Trouble

    Your peach is within my reach You galactic disaster I will eat and eat Dripping, nectar Feed my famine with your laughter Pulling you, dipping you, I’m so into you I deserve every morsel, as I touch your torso I bend you, bite you and throw you Now you know me, now I know you...
    Bothor Bothor 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    I will miss you Always,

    Even in the moments When you are right beside me. Time apart has planted Longing inside me And I do not think It is a weed That will ever stop Growing. It will always live there, But my god It grows the most Spectacular Flowers. Tyler Knott Gregson
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Queen

    Open the door if you dare The key to my circus Tempting devils, delights Waiting to consume And be consumed Beasts rutting in heat The jugular stings Gnawing on the wound Nefarious desires   The tethers scar Deep to the marrow Sweetest pleasures Lusts...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    “Be strong, said my heart; I am a soldier; I

    have seen worse sights than this.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F Sep 6

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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 you Forget Me I want you to know one thing.

    You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals...
    summerbloom summerbloom 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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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 10 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Just YouYou are an amazing woman.

    Deserving of deep desireTo see your lover's eyes light up deep and darkEven before you walk in the roomCommitted to you.Is it not a human right to be desired and loved?Though nothing lasts forever,I hope that all these things come trueEverything, everywhere.Thanking me?You are...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    There are things that I miss that I

    shouldn’t, and things that I don’t that I should. Sometimes we want what we couldn’t, sometimes we love who we could. Lang Leau
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F Sep 4

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    The Cabin

    Dedicated to Chelsea The Cabin A weekend escape, To a cabin far away, To spend it together, And live life in a day, We talked and we chatted, We hugged and we kissed, For weekends this lovely, Are too often missed, We saw the cool creek, The waters all clear, We kissed on the...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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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    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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    Cuando dulce fue tu presencia Poder ver tus

    ojos nuevamente Tus iris ensancharse al mirar el reflejo de mi rostro en ellos Tomar tu mano Sentir tu suavidad Tu ternura Lindo amor sentir cuando tocas mis manos Mi rostro Me hacer sentir lleno de amor Tu calor llena mi alma Acaricias mis pensamientos Mi corazón Cuan dulce...
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    The Wild Swans at Coole WILLIAM BUTLER

    YEATS The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans. The nineteenth autumn has come upon me Since I first made my count...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Poetry of Hafiz (Persian poet) I said I long

    for thee You said your sorrows will end. Be my moon, rise up for me Only if it will ascend. I said, from lovers learn How with compassion burn Beauties, you said in return Such common tricks transcend. Your visions, I will oppose My mind's paths, I will close You said, this...
    Sandman18 Sandman18 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    To A Child Dancing In The Wind by William

    Butler Yeats Dance there upon the shore; What need have you to care For wind or water's roar? And tumble out your hair That the salt drops have wet; Being young you have not known The fool's triumph, nor yet Love lost as soon as won, Nor the best labourer dead And all the...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M a week ago

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    Unrequited Love

    This poem very much captures  the author's feelings of unrequited love; of being loved just a very little by someone, who always has bigger and better fish to fry. In a few lines, the poet effortlessly conveys that sense of yearning for something wonderful which, for her (but...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Apr 7, 2010

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    Memory can only tell us what we were,

    in the company of those we loved; it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become. Yet no person is really alone; those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words, and what they did has become woven into what we are. ~ Jewish prayer
    tonamie tonamie 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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 17 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    I want to love ,We live in a world ,

    where our ground is melting ice and alot of the time we quickly cling onto the first person we see and call them our loves because we are slowing dying;falling.instead of rushing & forcing love lets find it and keep it even if it's before our ground is gone
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    At Verona by Oscar WildeHOW steep the stairs

    within Kings' houses areFor exile-wearied feet as mine to tread,And O how salt and bitter is the breadWhich falls from this Hound's table,--better farThat I had died in the red ways of war,Or that the gate of Florence bare my head,Than to live thus, by all things comradedWhich...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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