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I Read Poetry For Transformation

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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...
    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...
    swanfether swanfether 61-65, F 23 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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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...
    WindingPath WindingPath 46-50, F Sep 17, 2008

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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...
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, 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...
    nick030 nick030 22-25, M Mar 30

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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...
    amsthegreat amsthegreat 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2010

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    I don't really write poetry but love reading it and would like to be able to express myself like poetry hehe
    smileyvegan smileyvegan 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Social War A courageous young mother Whose life was no walk in the park Working so so hard so her kids don't suffer She's my definition of a role model No older brothers or...
    shabazz213 shabazz213 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    If you have some to share, please tell me where I can find it! I've written some on my profile if you're interested, but please share your poems with me. I'm sure they're amazing!
    Buzzy959 Buzzy959 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled; Not prone to overstated gushing praise Nor yet to seething rants and anger, filled With overstretched opinions to rephrase; But on the...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    This is a poem I wrote to someone I fell in love with. Long story short, he had to leave and I've been... very sad ever since. So many components lead to my suicide attempt.. I...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    My poetry for English HW I knew the world was cruel But I don't know what to do I was always such a fool Never using what I knew The memories overtake me And I feel I ought to go...
    Radjad Radjad 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    For me, it's really hard to find a satisfying book. I hate cheeseball writing and I want something at least mildly relatable... I read all of Fifty Shades and part of the second...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I enjoy reading them for memories, and I read them to my kids as well. It actually inspired me to write my own children's book (more preteen, really) called "Cluck The Undercover...
    gericfrancis gericfrancis 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I am interested in John Green's books. I've read looking for Alaska and am reading paper towns at the moment. Soon I shall conquer all of his books! *evil smirk*
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    🔮 Gifted Lisa 🔮 ✩healing ✩Marriage/Love/Dirvorce/SoulMate ✩Future/Past/LovedOnes/ ✩Health/Peace/Happiness Iv been reading professionally for over twenty years and...
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    My mind Twisted up Intertwined into one fantasy Burying all of my deep emotion because I know the love is not mutual Shared passion is what I hoped for Mad love is what I needed...
    GirlonFiyah GirlonFiyah 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The fear that binds Time to unwind The shadows of doubt Let the Sunshine out Holding back for protection from rejection Just let it go Love was meant to flow
    AlwaysCyn AlwaysCyn 36-40 8 hrs ago

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    Mama how could you not see! The sweet child of what was to be! Her ignorance! Her shyness! Prejudicial racial overtones You helped instill Blindly we muddled thru This...
    soulsurges soulsurges 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am very selective about who I add to my circle. My circle is best-friends only, so there's no quick way of getting into my circle. Unless you're an EP regular in the QA section...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I read everyday. I love fantasy authors and one day wish to write my own novel. My favorite author is Kim Harrison. Right now I am reading the wheel of time series by Robert Jordan...
    kenrin kenrin 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Currently reading one of the Rebus books by Ian Rankin. No great challenge, but immense fun to read, and it reminds me of my time in Edinburgh.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just read Smoke, it is the sequel to Burned... AMAZING! I am not going to spoil it for you guys, but you will absolutely LOVE the ending! :)
    ArizonaDrew ArizonaDrew 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I think poetry is very fascinating so I'm always open to reading some. Feel free to message me poetry! :)
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    "this is morning in her arms" she opens a pack of sheffield english type number five cigarettes i rest my head in her lap as she reads a french newspaper its raining in paris and...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Why love hurts? Love is painful because it transforms. Love is mutation. Each transformation is going to be painful because the old has to be left for the new. The old is familiar...
    saktilv saktilv 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am currently reading Ultraviolet by R.J.Anderson. So far its brilliant! Its really interesting. :3
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am currently reading....... THE GAME OF THRONES!!!!!
    purplehoodie purplehoodie 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Some more old poetry (: Bite and Hold On: The stars lined themselves up in the sky, like marbles ready to trip me over. That's the sort of crazy I'd like to walk over anyway...
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Sophisticated young woman with artistic sympathies seeks the cultured and the cosmopolitan. I am an optimistic, gregarious and chic individual in my twenties who appreciates the...
    mmilena mmilena 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    "Jezebel Rose.....I love you." we went walking in the birdsong breezes hand in hand in the spring grass 'neath the juniper tree and her heart sung me a lullaby so sweet her heart...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Mar 20

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    I write poetry. I love poetry(: I like the fact that you can write how you're feeling, that's it's calming, and entertaining. I write mostly dark poetry. I write love poems here...
    Ipromiseyou Ipromiseyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    To my fellow poets. If you’re interested in expanding your poetry horizons I suggest joining a poetry sharing site. Some are better than others. Stay away from sites that require...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I just finished reading Bruse Catton's: A Stillness at Appomattox, for which Catto won the Pulitzer Prize. This is this final part of a trilogy on the Army of the Potomac during...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I like reading a lot. Novels, poëtry and philosophy. But also naughty stories, for example at ASSTR.org. Discovered that website in 1998 and visit it often. There is also a...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Poetry is art . Poetry is like painting , but instead of colors it is descriptive words .
    647821097bbnmhb 647821097bbnmhb 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Creating Poetry is my only escape from a world that doesnt understand.... My words will tell you about my life and how **** it is. Poetry is the only escape....
    Callmedarvi Callmedarvi 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    'Enivrez-Vous' Il faut être toujours ivre. Tout est là: c'est l'unique question. Pour ne pas sentir l'horrible fardeau du Temps qui brise vos épaules et vous penche vers...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F Mar 31

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    I like to write funny poetry like this limerick I made in class during the poetry unit AHEM. I once had a cat He looked like a rat I took him to school But he fell in a pool And...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was gonna publish a poetry book but the publisher said no one was into poetry anymore :( It saddened me
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I write poetry I love it ... how you gently weave the words into a wonderful song that only you can hear ... I love poems and poetry I do I feel like it gets out all of my...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    It is hard just to open up to someone, especially when the only grown up with small brothers, but our father weren't the one. I believe whenever I'm in love with a person, I'm only...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    (To The Helter Skelter) The pain must wither but it must be known That the pain you father helps you to grow If you want to shelter then it’s best you go Cos it’s the helter...
    hedrocks hedrocks 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Sure my poetry is not great but I still make poetry but I keep it a secret because most of it is about my love and lust for my crushes.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 5

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    Have you ever lived a poem? I have. First the poem, then the story. We were very tired, we were very merry— We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. It was bare and...
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    This is my first Most likely my last There is no more future Only my past It started with one And ended with ten Ten on each wrist And one in my head The gun is too loud The...
    ThatOneWeirdGirl ThatOneWeirdGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Recurring nightmares about that day. That day I told you, that day I showed you, That I love you. It meant something to me when I said it. It meant something to me when I read it...
    aldrincr aldrincr 18-21, M Mar 19

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    "A Psalm of life" by H. W. Longfellow ...its really inspiring.. i have read it many years ago n still i love it..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivA04UjE_Gg
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F Mar 20

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    As I sit here and take in every word I throw at me I feel my self getting weaker and weaker slowly fading with every word u say u cut a bigger hole in me I can't stop to think why...
    alina10912 alina10912 18-21, F Mar 21

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    At one time I had about 6,000 books but when ever i move I down load and now have about 2,500. Next year I plan to give quite a lot of my library to a College, but I will keep my...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Sean Connery reads Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy (Greek Poet) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3n2Ox4Yfk&feature=youtu.be
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Mar 23