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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 lakeisle of Innisfree WB

    Yeats http://youtu.be/aCkHy3MlRFQ I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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
    Gold2gold Gold2gold 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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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 5 days 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 Sep 7

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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 Sep 8

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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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    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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    I'm 15 and entering this along with two other

    (unwritten) pieces, please rate, tell me how to make it better! But soon enough, the friend becomes more. Its not just fun and games, its love and pain. The feelings start to fade the love goes away, now all that's left, are the feelings he took away.
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F 1 day 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...
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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 4 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 Sep 7

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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 6 days ago

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    If hands could free you,

    heart, Where would you fly? Far, beyond every part Of earth this running sky Makes desolate? Would you cross City and hill and sea, If hands could set you free? I would not lift the latch; For I could run Through fields, pit-valleys, catch All beauty under the sun...
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 1 Response a week 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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    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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    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 4 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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    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 a week ago

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    Hope is a Thing with Feathers - Emily

    Dickinson 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...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I have many favorites.

    Here is one I've been thinking about a lot lately: http://worlds-poetry.com/william_carlos_williams/the_ivy_crown
    zmc67 zmc67 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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 6 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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    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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    "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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    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 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 7 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M 2 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 9 Responses Sep 7

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    Wedding day 1948 - (to Robert Doisneau

    photograph)If I had it all to do again, I would.I wouldn’t change any of it, never.I would marry you again in a fit.Even if you said you wouldn’t, I would.I remember the cafe where we shared our first drink,We stopped off to celebrate with a clink.I remember you hand...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days 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 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 62 Responses Jan 15, 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...
    FuSoYa FuSoYa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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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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    Poetry of Hafiz: When God designed your

    features and joined your brows Paved my way, then trapped me with your gestures & bows The spruce and I, both rooted to the ground Fate, like a fine cloth belt, its bind endows. United the knots of my doing and of the budding heart The fragrant breeze, when to you it made its...
    Sandman18 Sandman18 18-21, M 1 day 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 11 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    you think !!!! You think you're

    so good. Think you're so perfect in everything. You think you can control my mood. Please you must be joking. I gave you all my heart. I believed in everything you say. I trusted you from the start, and everything went your way. I guess I made my biggest mistake, when I became...
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 20 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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    Poetry of Hafiz : Don’t let your hair with

    the wind blow, Else to the wind, caution I’ll throw. Don’t let foundations elegantly grow, Else my foundation will dissolve and go. Choose where you bestow thy grace, Else I’ll wallow in disgrace. When you are present in every place, Every place, my protests will face...
    Sandman18 Sandman18 18-21, M 7 hrs 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 10 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    OTHERS because you did not keep That deep-sworn

    vow have been friends of mine; Yet always when I look death in the face, When I clamber to the heights of sleep, Or when I grow excited with wine, Suddenly I meet your face. Another Yeats poem referring to his infatuation with Maude Gonne. He proposed to this woman several...
    thr080766 thr080766 46-50, M 4 Responses 8 hrs 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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    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 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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    ~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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    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 a week ago

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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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    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe,

    Read by Vincent Price 
    JetBoyJetGirl JetBoyJetGirl 18-21, F 1 day 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 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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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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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 a week ago

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