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A Verse from Your Favourite Poem

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    Dr Livingston – One of my all time favourites is by R.L.S “I Have a Little Shadow”.

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    Strangeron/Shore,How does that go. I,d love to read it.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Pearldiver, I wonder if you are still around. I haven,t seen any contributions here recently but then again I have been a bit slack poetry wise. But Hey, I,d like to get this thread going again with discussion. Pearldiver, I,d like to catch up with your favourite work of poetry.?:D

    Dr.Livingstone
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    A Verse. by Matthew Arnold from Empedocles on Etna.

    Is it so small a thing
    To have enjoy’d the sun,
    To have lived light in the spring,
    To have loved,to have thought,to have done.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Rabbi Ben Ezra first verse by Robert Browning.

    Grow old along with me!
    The best is yet to be,
    The last of life,for which the first was made;
    Our times are in his hand
    Who saith,A whole I planned,
    Youth shows but half; trust God: see all,nor be
    afraid!

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Not sure if this has already been posted… have read many but not every page in this “Discussion””
    One of my favourites by one of my favourite poets

    Break, Break, Break
    By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Break, break, break,
    On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
    And I would that my tongue could utter
    The thoughts that arise in me.

    O, well for the fisherman’s boy,
    That he shouts with his sister at play!
    O, well for the sailor lad,
    That he sings in his boat on the bay!

    And the stately ships go on
    To their haven under the hill;
    But O for the touch of a vanish’d hand,
    And the sound of a voice that is still!

    Break, break, break
    At the foot of thy crags, O Sea!
    But the tender grace of a day that is dead
    Will never come back to me.

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    A lovely poem Tis.I have never heard it before.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    ”So having said, a while he stood, expecting
    Their universal shout and high applause
    To fill his ear; when contrary, he hears,
    On all sides, from innumerable tongues
    A dismal universal hiss, the sound
    Of public scorn.”

    John Milton – excerpt from Paradise Lost

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    Thank you. Dr Livingstone. Have never been in here before and have enjoyed so much reading the beautiful poetry which has always been a love of mine.

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    Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    The Eagle

    He clasps the crag with hooked hands;
    Close to the sun in lonely lands,
    Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.

    The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
    He watches from his mountain walls,
    And like a thunderbolt he falls.

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    Choric Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    There is sweet music here that softer falls
    Than petals from blown roses on the grass,
    Or night-dews on still waters between walls
    Of shadowey granite,in a gleaming pass,
    Music that gentlier on the spirit lies,
    Than tir’d eyelids upon tir’d eyes
    Music that brings sweet sleep down from the blissful
    skies
    Here are cool mosses deep,
    And thro’ the moss the ivies creep,
    And in the stream the long-leaved flowers weep,
    And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep

    Dr.Livingstone
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    And that’s a Tennyson I’d not heard before Dr, – the words and the way he phrases them take you right to the scene like a beautiful painting.

    I know this one has been posted before in it’s entirety – but this verse runs around in my head so often, and I feel it so deeply that I just had to include it.

    I love a sunburnt country,
    A land of sweeping plains,
    Of ragged mountain ranges,
    Of droughts and flooding rains.
    I love her far horizons,
    I love her jewel-sea,
    Her beauty and her terror –
    The wide brown land for me!

    My Country by Dorothea Mackellar

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