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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 3 days 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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    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 3 days ago

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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 Nov 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe.

    I got the complete editions of both of their work.
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Once upon a time, I was sitting in my room,

    Reckoning about the phases in my life, Tussling through the emotional storms I have been facing, Feeling desolated and debilitated within that frame of time. Fumbling as if I was standing on the fringe of my life, Anticipating the depth of mortality I have to procure, Moving...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 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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    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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    Loveless - "Prologue When the war of the

    beasts brings about the world's end The goddess descends from the sky Wings of light and dark spread afar She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting Act I Infinite in mystery is the gift of the Goddess We seek it thus, and take to the sky Ripples form on the water's surface...
    Mehai88 Mehai88 18-21, M 2 hrs 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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    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 2 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...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 28

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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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    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 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 3 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses May 9

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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...
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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 2 days ago

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    Not with a Club, the Heart is broken~ Not with

    a Club, the Heart is broken Nor with a Stone -- A Whip so small you could not see it I've known To lash the Magic Creature Till it fell, Yet that Whip's Name Too noble then to tell. Magnanimous as Bird By Boy descried -- Singing unto the Stone Of which it died -- Shame need...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 6 days 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 4 Responses Mar 28

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "Enlighten Your Life" Life is in darkness,

    you are alone, Evils surrounds you, nightmares glows, Unable to cope up, fears enrolls, No light, you feel so cold, Guilty of fears, you started to morn, Efforts becomes failure, You feel so torn, But doesn’t matter how darkens your room, For months or years, in which...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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

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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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    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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    "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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    "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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    I never expected to,

    but I love Dickinson.
    ttabls ttabls 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    I turn my music up, Put my favorite song,

    Close my eyes, Let the worries gone, Listen to every word with a silence long, And let my heart beat with every rhythm of song, Maybe I am in future, Or maybe I am in past, Or maybe I am in the gap which never last.
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In the old rugged cross,

    Stained with blood so divine, A wondrous be auty I see; For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died To pardon and sanctify me. So I'll cherish that old rugged cross... Jesus keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain Free to all, a healing stream Flows from...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 day ago

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