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I Read Poetry For Transformation

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    Thomas Gray

     To each his suff'rings, all are men,  Condemn'd alike to groan;  The tender for another's pain,  Th' unfeeling for his own.  Yet ah! why should they know their fate?  Since sorrow never comes too late,  And happiness too swiftly...
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2010

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    Poetry Is Life

    When you can boil a whole experience into a few words that, carefully chosen, can be read by many people and evoke in them an experience that is not exactly the same but the same on some level. Our lives are filled with conversations - with others and with ourselves.  These...
    WindingPath WindingPath 46-50, F Sep 17, 2008

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    Poetry As An Experience

    You must allow the words to sink in, to show you something, to transform you. My favorite poem of all time is about the experience of being transformed through the reading of poetry. I want to share it with all of you.     Eating Poetry Mark Strand Ink runs...
    amsthegreat amsthegreat 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2010

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    When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a

    nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to...
    nick030 nick030 22-25, M Mar 30, 2014

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    The Journey By Mary Oliver

      The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice -- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice...
    swanfether swanfether 61-65, F 7 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Autumn Sonnet (may Sarton)

    The Autumn Sonnets If I can let you go as trees let go Their leaves, so casually, one by one, If I can come to know what they do know, That fall is the release, the consummation, Then fear of time and the uncertain fruit Would not distemper the great lucid skies This...
    swanfether swanfether 61-65, F 23 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Do not go gentle into

    that good night Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953 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...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    ~The personal heart of a soulIs not the personal heart of a person. The heart is what loves that of which is around you. My heart is why i love you. Many people say " you have to...
    honeydew124991 honeydew124991 16-17, F Feb 15

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    Check out my newest short love poem "How I Describe him" :) http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/195206-how-i-describe-him/
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Feb 17

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    Do you know anything about eating well? Have you ever had a plan for nutrition? Are you entirely confident that you're getting everything that you want? If these questions baffle...
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    It keeps me up late at night, like last night I stayed up until 1 am and I had to wake up at 6 am coz I d to go to work at 7am, while I was at work I kept on wishing time to tempus...
    dearsister dearsister 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Currently reading "the forgotten girls" awesome book!
    Sexismylanguage Sexismylanguage 26-30, F Feb 14

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    Nutrition is what you drink and drinking into a plan for healthy living. Nutrition is important for living a healthy life. You can enjoy a long life and be healthier with regular...
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    Jump right in... On stage, my room, my highway to freedom and soullllll. Ow! Let me hear it again baby! One more hit, one more time, One Two Three F-f-f-f-four! Hit it! Good...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This one is about killing someone you love, and the thought process that runs through your mind. Trying to get into the mind of a murderer is hard work, though. The Bliss of...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Re reading my favourite book since my others that I ordered by C Bukowdki haven't came in yet.
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Cold Enough for Snow by moi... Music: The Cinematic Orchestra The arrival of the birds Transformation http://youtu.be/MqoANESQ4cQ In the ration of light Shadows define The...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Feb 11

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    Ascent to a higher planeThe prism of colors welcome us,but only in fleeting glimpsesOthers have ascended before us,however, the process erasestheir faces from our memoryFeel the...
    Chagrinned Chagrinned 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Have you seen the latest creation, A new world order has begun, a modern revelation, Facts and truth are no longer needed for any validation, Hey now, nothing really needs an...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Hmm... actually my relationship with Tarot is more like intuitive knowledge and learning. When I feel my soul, circumstances and questions are synced and in balance, I do readings...
    EmmaRin EmmaRin 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    ...."I read your thoughts and they tear me apartso much sorrow coming from such a warm and loving heartEach word i read makes me feel so helpless insideplease come talk to me and...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    OF HUMAN BONDAGE. by W. Somerset Maugham This book, generally considered to be Maugham's best and first published in 1915, tells the story of a young man, Philip Carey...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm the one you rejected I'm the human being you ignored I'm the outcast you dehumanized I'm the college student you want no part of I'm the loner who you forgot about I'm the...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Truth is that I love you But do you still feel the same? Why is everything changing? Am I the one to blame? It seems you only love me When its convenient for you I try to make...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Love is Some people forget that love is tucking you in and kissing you 'Good night' no matter how young or old you are Some people don't remember that love is listening and...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    To realize we can never grasp all the grains of sand on a beach, To love, to be kind, to understand and to teach, Knowing when to realize some things may just be out of reach...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    For a crush... :) Secret I want to whisper you to become my greatest secret the one I will be longing to spit out with every chance and if you succumb to this selfish request, by...
    EmmaRin EmmaRin 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Roll The Dice by Charles Bukowski if you’re going to try, go all the way. otherwise, don’t even start. if you’re going to try, go all the way. this could mean losing...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    Time ticks by too quickly for me Makes me stop and think But sometimes it doesn't go by fast enough Especially when things are getting rough If you only knew What I go...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hi everyone (who finds their precious time to read this), I don't know why but I like here on EP and talk to people, I like to hear their problems and I try to have my views over...
    AGuyTurnedOptimist AGuyTurnedOptimist 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    THE GINGER TREE by Oswald Wynd This is a really good book and I recommend it unreservedly. I didn't expect to like it at all, for the following reasons: 1. I had never...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    We have begun the process of transformation on this earth. In 2004 Facebook was founded. Social Media is connecting people in a way that people have never been connected before. It...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Just finished "you get so alone at times that it just makes sense" By Charles Bukowski This was the first time iv read his work. I could see how one would have to have a taste...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I have read at many poetry readings and have published a book of poems in the last year... I still fear sharing my work with people. Whether they will hate it, or steal it, or not...
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I with I had the time to read more, but I simply don't. :( I mostly read non-fiction.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone.. You can call me 'purplemystery'.. Or anything you'd like, it doesn't matter to me really lol. I'd to tell anyone who's reading this, is that .. This account isn't...
    purplemystery purplemystery 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I just finished Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and The Secret Sharer. I forgot how much I enjoy reading Conrad.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 14 hrs ago

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    I write stories for fun. It was my dream of being a writer. I used to write poetry but, unlike my shorts stories, they were really dark and often made the people who read them Sad...
    TiffanyRaven TiffanyRaven 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I've written the largest collection of poetry ever published in the history of literature. A lot of it is terribly dark, and a lot of it is amazingly light. PLEASE support by...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M Feb 15

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    I've lost my ability to write. The well is dry at the moment. I just can't seem to get inspired to write any more. I really could use a creative outlet right now. Instead I will...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F Feb 20

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    You read to become all knowledgeable But you never read yourself You read so many books to know it all, yet fail to ever read your heart at all. You run to enter temples and...
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Walflower(Response) Note: This poem is a response to my other poem ( EP Link ) Dear friend...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don't fall in love with a woman who reads... Don't fall in love with a woman who reads, with a woman who feels too much, with a woman who writes...Don't fall in love with an...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    If people could read my thoughts I'd be dead by now.
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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