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    A Drinking Song BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Wine

    comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh.
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days 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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    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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    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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    "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...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Dylan

    Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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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 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Write a poem about me

    and I'll love you forever
    Heuristic Heuristic 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Very Suggestion Of Your Words,

    She Said- Bind My Wrist Tighter Than Any Rope. -Michael Faudet -Spellbound
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F Nov 15

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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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    I didn't write this one,

    and I would only really break it out when one of my friends are distressed, but I'll post it anyway: Roses are red, violets are blue Sugar is sweet, and perhaps so are you But the roses have wilted, the violets are dead The sugar bowl's empty, your wrists are stained red The sun...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 6 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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    THE LOOK By Sara Teasdale

    (1883-1993) Strephon kissed me in the spring, Robin in the fall, But Colin only looked at me And never kissed at all. Strephon's kiss was lost in jest, Robin's lost in play, But the kiss in Colin's eyes Haunts me night and day.
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It Wasn't Right, You Know It's Wrong,

    The Heart You Took, Did Not Belong. But Now It's Gone, It's Yours To Keep, For Another's Loss, Is Theirs To Weep. -Michael Faudet -The Thief
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F Nov 15

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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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    "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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    Opheliaby Arthur RimbaudIOn the calm black water

    where the stars are sleepingWhite Ophelia floats like a great lily ;Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils…- In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.For more than a thousand years sad OpheliaHas passed, a white phantom, down the long black river.For...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes If I Stop To Think,

    This Life We Share Could Drown And Sink, Beneath The Waves, I Contemplate, About The Love We Do Create. -Michael Faudet -Changing Tides
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F Nov 15

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    Amongst the orchids There is one Amongst the

    orchids Is my sun Warmth brilliance In shadow of light Beautiful love I to shall grow For she is my center
    JerkBag JerkBag 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 15

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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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    In Memory of W. B. Yeats By W.

    H. Auden, I He disappeared in the dead of winter: The brooks were frozen, the airports almost deserted, And snow disfigured the public statues; The mercury sank in the mouth of the dying day. What instruments we have agree The day of his death was a dark cold day. Far from...
    PersephoneStardust PersephoneStardust 31-35, 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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    Posting this one for my special friend

    who walks in beauty like the night. 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...
    Ahkeylee Ahkeylee 51-55 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    my love is real which breaks the seal for a

    second chance lets share this dance my heart is unbroken i am no longer soft spoken i cant wait to see what together we will be
    safic safic 26-30, M Nov 17

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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 11 Responses Sep 7

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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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    may i feel said he by e.

    e. cummings may i feel said he (i'll squeal said she just once said he) it's fun said she (may i touch said he how much said she a lot said he) why not said she (let's go said he not too far said she what's too far said he where you are said she) may i stay said he (which way...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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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 19 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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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    Suddenly I Landed. The Wind Knocked Out Of Me.

    Heavy Gasps. Breathing In Slowly. Fingers Checking. Nothing Broken. Eyes Closing. You Smiling. Me Realising. How Hard I Have Fallen. In Love. -Michael Faudet -Sunday Epiphany
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F Nov 15

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    I'm The Kind Of Girl Who Has A Restless Mind

    And Impatient Legs I Watched As Her Fingers Nervously Flicked The Well Worn Elastic Of Her White Cotton Panties I Want You To Ruin Me -Michael Faudet -Ruin Me
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F Nov 15

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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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    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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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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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Till Death Do Us Part Till death do us part is

    what we said, But another fills my heart as well as my bed. He makes me feel like a woman and respects me too, Just some of the things you used to do. So do I sin a great sin, Or to my marriage stay true. Or to the wrong man did I say, I do.
    Sweetsally2 Sweetsally2 36-40, F 4 days ago

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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...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 8 Responses Oct 28

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    I Would Live in Your Love I would live in your

    love as the sea-grasses live in the sea, Borne up by each wave as it passes, drawn down by each wave that recedes; I would empty my soul of the dreams that have gathered in me, I would beat with your heart as it beats, I would follow your soul as it leads. ~Sara Teasdale
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I love the sound of rain drops against my

    window pane... The rain... Wet and free... Cool and refreshing... The way I like to be. Mmm, the rain does something magical deep inside of me... It soothes, calms and brings peace to my inner savage beast. It washes away all the dirt and pain ... Yes when it rains I feel...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I met a traveller from an antique land Who

    said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Second Favorite Poem,

    Can Read It All Day.
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F Nov 15

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    your life is your life don’t let it be

    clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you can’t beat death but you can beat death in life...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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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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    I am darkness that rises in the sky at night

    The sun hides but the moon embraces me I am the grey clouds that form just to rain on your beautiful day I am the thunder that claps scaring your children
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    If I make the lashes dark And the eyes more

    bright And the lips more scarlet, Or ask if all be right From mirror after mirror, No vanity's displayed: I'm looking for the face I had Before the world was made. What if I look upon a man As though on my beloved, And my blood be cold the while And my heart unmoved? Why should...
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    Silently she awakes and gazes upon him there.

    She sees him sleeping peacefully and longs to hold him near. She reaches out her trembling hand to gently touch his face. Remembering short hours ago, sharing love's embrace. He stirs just then and spies her tender. loving stare. Then places his hand over hers, stunned at the...
    sadsadness sadsadness 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    Fell in love with this poem today.

    There's something about it... It definitely resonates with me.C.P. CavafyBody, RememberBody, remember not just how much you were loved,not simply those beds on which you have lain,but also the desire for you that shoneplainly in the eyes that gazed at you,and quavered in the...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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