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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2017, 12:51 am 

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As a dog lover this tears my heart out. My dog is ten and every day I mourn the day that I will lose her - if I don't beat her to it.

My condolences too.

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2017, 2:21 pm 

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Thank you, Peter. Bren was 10 years, 5 months, but his mom lived to be 12. The vet asked me how long I hoped Bren would live and my wife said 30 seconds longer than him, referring to me. Good luck with your dog. May she live long and well.

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Post Posted:: September 3rd, 2017, 5:27 am 

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Here's a cute little poem from one of the current collections, called "Life" by Griffith Alexander.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10763/pg10763.html

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What's life? A story or a song;
A race on any track;
A gay adventure, short or long,
A puzzling nut to crack;
A grinding task; a pleasant stroll;
A climb; a slide down hill;
A constant striving for a goal;
A cake; a bitter pill;
A pit where fortune flouts or stings;
A playground full of fun;—
With many any of these things;
With others all in one.
What's life? To love the things we see;
The hills that touch the skies;
The smiling sea; the laughing lea;
The light in woman's eyes;
To work and love the work we do;
To play a game that's square;
To grin a bit when feeling blue;
With friends our joys to share;
To smile, though games be lost or won;
To earn our daily bread;—
And when at last the day is done
To tumble into bed.

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Post Posted:: September 5th, 2017, 8:43 pm 

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David:

I'm getting ready to BC this entire work: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36775
but there is a poem toward the end that deserves to be a Weekly Fortnightly Poetry Project (the Table of Contents has a link to it--sorry I don't have a page number).

It's called "On Punning" by Theodore Hook. (It's a punishing read--but quite enjoyable for all that.)

Many thanks,

Philip

edit /link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/36775/36775-h/36775-h.htm#ON_PUNNING thanks Philip [dl]

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Post Posted:: September 20th, 2017, 5:14 am 
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this might be fun as a fortnightly poem:

https://archive.org/details/damewigginsherse00shariala
Dame Wiggins of Lee, and her seven wonderful cats : a humorous tale
by Sharpe, Richard Scrafton, d. 1852; Pearson, Mrs

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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 8:29 am 

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So every once in a while I select a contreversial poem. So I would like to bc The Angel in the House by Coventry Patmore as the next weekly poem. Here is a link to the etext:
https://archive.org/details/angelinhouse02patm
It is important to see how very far we went. Have fun,
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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 8:39 am 

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Ok, it is much longer then I thought. I think it may rquire a spaarate project.

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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 4:00 pm 

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Hi, I'm new. LizzieHexam aka Sarah Schimm.

I would highly recommend the poetry of George Herbert, if you haven't already done that. The Pulley is one of my favorites.


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Post Posted:: September 22nd, 2017, 4:52 am 

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From Lizzie Hexam: I would highly recommend the poetry of George Herbert, if you haven't already done that. The Pulley is one of my favorites.

This is my favourite.

The Collar
By George Herbert
I struck the board, and cried, "No more;
                         I will abroad!
What? shall I ever sigh and pine?
My lines and life are free, free as the road,
Loose as the wind, as large as store.
          Shall I be still in suit?
Have I no harvest but a thorn
To let me blood, and not restore
What I have lost with cordial fruit?
          Sure there was wine
Before my sighs did dry it; there was corn
    Before my tears did drown it.
      Is the year only lost to me?
          Have I no bays to crown it,
No flowers, no garlands gay? All blasted?
                  All wasted?
Not so, my heart; but there is fruit,
            And thou hast hands.
Recover all thy sigh-blown age
On double pleasures: leave thy cold dispute
Of what is fit and not. Forsake thy cage,
             Thy rope of sands,
Which petty thoughts have made, and made to thee
Good cable, to enforce and draw,
          And be thy law,
While thou didst wink and wouldst not see.
          Away! take heed;
          I will abroad.
Call in thy death's-head there; tie up thy fears;
          He that forbears
         To suit and serve his need
          Deserves his load."
But as I raved and grew more fierce and wild
          At every word,
Methought I heard one calling, Child!
          And I replied My Lord.

Good name, Lizzie Hex 'em. I remember not writing an essay Dickens week because I was too busy reading Our Mutual Friend. Not acceptable behaviour. At least in my opinion.

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Post Posted:: September 22nd, 2017, 5:41 pm 
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miss stav wrote:
Ok, it is much longer then I thought. I think it may rquire a spaarate project.

Hi Stav, You can try if one of the shorter poems in Chapter 1 will work as a Weekly Poem.

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2017, 9:09 am 

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This is my favourite.

The Collar
By George Herbert
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Good name, Lizzie Hex 'em. I remember not writing an essay Dickens week because I was too busy reading Our Mutual Friend. Not acceptable behaviour. At least in my opinion.

Thanks, Adonis. Yes, as an Eng Lit student I was often tempted to put off one assignment for a personal selection in which I was more interested. I had not seen The Collar yet. Thank you for posting, I enjoyed it quite a bit.


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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2017, 6:51 pm 
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LizzieHexam wrote:
This is my favourite.

The Collar
By George Herbert

Lizzie, can you provide a PD link for George Herbert's poetry please ?

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2017, 10:44 pm 

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Link to The Collar:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44360/the-collar

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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2017, 2:10 pm 
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adonis wrote:

Thanks Tony, reading through that site, I am not sure we can use their content for LibriVox purposes.
Here is the Bartleby link - http://www.bartleby.com/40/221.html

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Post Posted:: October 2nd, 2017, 7:15 pm 

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Hmmm- I would have thought his poetry would be public domain. Project Gutenberg is usually a great site to find things like that but I didn't see any on there. I usually look him up in my Eng Lit anthology.


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