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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 -- 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 8 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    "Oh, if a tree could wander

    and move with foot and wings! It would not suffer the axe blows and not the pain of saws! For would the sun not wander away in every night How could at every morning the world be lighted up? And if the ocean’s water would not rise to the sky, How would the plants be...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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                      Unsaid Goodbyes by Alexis(me)   What happened to us?? We were once so strong....We were once so happy...Maybe it's because we've been apart for so...
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    If anyone likes to read poetry you can read mine if you like? :) http:// www.wattpad.com/story/39692697
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F May 13

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    I read poetry because it brings back to life the lives I've led within me or haven’t just yet.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Would you sit again, yawn, and Allow the forex prospect pass you by? Or would you sit-up, acquire discover, and seize onto a long run that did not revolve all around you slamming...
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    Eleanor and Park. I wanted to read it for a while, I'm almost halfway through it and I started it last night. It's different from other books, I also like to the author's writing...
    introverteddementor introverteddementor 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I've thought about this everytime I have a crush for someone, where I wonder how my everyday life would be if I were dating them. based on what I see and hear from those around me...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Provisioned exclusively for yourself In excess of 2000 selected premier yachts Our global know-how, your reassuranceThe Sunlight beating down from a brilliant blue sky, white...
    Andrew0369nbp8 Andrew0369nbp8 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    DOVER BEACH By Matthew Arnold The sea is calm tonight, The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; on the French coast the light Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    "White" If that white had a shape how would I know? Before me it could stay And which of us would be perplexed, I could not say. It or I, Perplexed by which. If that white...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    The sun seems brighter today The ocean more blue The birds sing their beautiful songs And I think of you Days of talking and sharing Make me happy, make me smile I feel someone...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I write poems myself but the girl they were meant for never had time to love or them :( :/
    Akeytoyou Akeytoyou 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    This is from Huffington Post which I sometimes read through Yahoo News links. --------------------------------------- I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am really into writing theory and pedagogy, especially writing workshops, technology and writing (social medias), and journaling. I've looked into writing in psychology too. I...
    H2point0 H2point0 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I've loved reading ever since I was a kid. Terry Goodkind used to be my favorite author, but his work seems a little forced now. I'm the type of person who has to take my Nook with...
    digitaloverload digitaloverload 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    The Booklover (that's me) Adventure #1 The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins - I finished reading this book today. The story is narrated by three female characters who happen to...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Having your life turned into poetry by inspiration. <3 This one's called _"Tan"_ In our garden swing, I read while watching my mom doing some gardening work The book in my...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Love reading everything but mostly horror, darren Shan and stephen king for example keep me hooked
    yasmine98 yasmine98 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Ah! Poetry is really lovely, especially when you have talented people reading it. I've just been studying while listening to some British actors read some famous pieces by...
    fairynights fairynights 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    If you are thinking that any of the above sounds extremely hard? Way too superior for being accurate? Feel over and over! Hear intently and hear properly, mainly because soon...
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    Kinda ironic... Never been in love, but I just love romanticism. Romance is my passion when writing poetry or stories... Idk if I really like romance in real life because I have...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F May 2

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    I love coming on here and reading the dirty stories people post. They get me so wet. I'd love it if anyone had any they'd like to share with me ;)
    HollowFeelings HollowFeelings 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Toys of Years Gone Past Look around you Up in your attic Upon old play things And grew up with Like some old friends That you once knew A Tin Soldier stands, Tall and stiffly...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 1 Response May 3

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    At eleven years old, most American kids are finishing 5th grade and nervously anticipating middle school. Eleven-year-old Tanishq Abraham just earned three associate degrees, an...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

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    Going to tie my fat hubby to the chair and force feed him a whole big chocolate cake covered in cream. I'm going to watch his wobbly belly get fuller and fuller with each mouth...
    ownafatty2015 ownafatty2015 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have this dream where September is crying on the floor as I show it photo albums of all the times I can't forget how I was almost happy, and you're tied up against the bedpost as...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Blue has finished the 18th chapter of her book! I'm so happy and excited for her!! YAY!!!!! Here's where you can read excerpts: http://www.wattpad.com/user/BlackRosesTurnBlue...
    SunnyJohansen3 SunnyJohansen3 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    it is interesting. you wonder who they were and what their lives were like, especially the ones who have really old headstones, and the ones who died young. you read the pieces of...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    specifically people who are closest to me, like my family and friends, i know what they are thinking, feeling, and going to say, and all that other stuff, sometimes it gets...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I've come to understand that "seeking forgiveness" involves showing some real guts, not towards anyone out there, but towards oneself. It is going through a process of deep...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I have not written much poetry. I did write the following poem some time ago. It was published in a poetry anthology.Legacy Of WarriorsHe stands with trembling lipsAnd shaking...
    justme1999 justme1999 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    stand up poetry is amazing,, for all poetry lovers.. its a must see. youtube- Kai Davis and T.Miller
    lesberealhippy lesberealhippy 18-21, F May 15

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