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spatel2
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Post by spatel2 » September 29th, 2020, 6:06 pm

Here is my Weekly Poetry Suggestion:

https://verse.press/poem/a-wraith-of-summertime-1967

Poem:
In its color, shade and shine,
'T was a summer warm as wine,
With an effervescent flavoring of flowered bough and vine,
And a fragrance and a taste
Of ripe roses gone to waste,
And a dreamy sense of sun- and moon- and star-light interlaced.

'Twas a summer such as broods
O'er enchanted solitudes,
Where the hand of Fancy leads us through voluptuary moods,
And with lavish love out-pours
All the wealth of out-of-doors,
And woos our feet o'er velvet paths and honeysuckle floors.

'Twas a summertime long dead, -
And its roses, white and red,
And its reeds and water-lilies down along the river-bed, -
O they all are ghostly things -
For the ripple never sings,
And the rocking lily never even rustles as it rings!
* Thanks, A better and more reliable link... http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15079
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 11th, 2020, 4:28 pm

Two years, two months and two weeks till the poetry of Australian poet E. J. Brady becomes PD.

Going to be a looong two year wait...

https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/brady-e-j/poems/for-your-birthday-0090001

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Post by TriciaG » October 16th, 2020, 3:20 pm

Here's a really short one, and provocative of many thoughts for me:

https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/millay02.html#1

Second Fig by Edna St. Vincent Millay

SAFE upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

Another gem from the same link:

Grown-up

WAS it for this I uttered prayers,
And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs,
That now, domestic as a plate,
I should retire at half-past eight?
:lol:

EDIT: Oh, I see she died in 1950. Might want to wait until January to do these. :hmm:
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Post by TriciaG » October 19th, 2020, 6:10 pm

A CANADIAN SONG (By Susanna Moodie)

Come, launch the light canoe;
The breeze is fresh and strong;
The summer skies are blue,
And 'tis joy to float along;
Away o'er the waters,
The bright-glancing waters,
The many-voiced waters,
As they dance in light and song.

When the great Creator spoke,
On the long unmeasured night
The living day-spring broke,
And the waters own'd His might;
The voice of many waters,
Of glad, rejoicing waters,
Of living, leaping waters,
First hailed the dawn of light.

Where foaming billows glide
To earth's remotest bound;
The rushing ocean tide
Rolls on the solemn sound;
God's voice is in the waters;
The deep, mysterious waters,
The sleepless, dashing waters,
Still breathe its tones around.


http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4389/4389-h/4389-h.htm#link2HCH0019
(at the end of chapter 18. This link is to the start of chapter 19.)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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