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    Shakespear

    In no particular order

    All the World's A Stage
    To Be or Not To Be
    Shylock's Monologue
    St. Crispen's Day Speech

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    N. Scott Momaday...

    This morning the snow,
    The soft distances
    Beyond the trees
    In which nothing appeared-
    Nothing appeared.
    The several silences,
    Imposed one upon another,
    Were unintelligible.

    I was therefore ill at ease
    When the crows came down,
    Whirling down and calling,
    Into the yard below
    And stood in a mindless manner
    On the gray, luminous crust,
    Altogether definite, composed,
    In the bright enmity of my regard,
    In the hard nature of crows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolo121 View Post
    Considering what is happening worldwide i have been thinking of this a lot..

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of "Spiritus Mundi"
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
    Yeats...good choice.

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    I remember starting this thread a while back.

    http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/showthread.php?t=42857
    For Gallifrey! For Victory! For the end of time itself!!

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    This is still one of my favorites from Kipling:

    I keep six serving honest men,
    (They taught me all I knew),
    Their names are What and Why and When
    and How and Where and Who

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    can a mod please fold these into the other thread started by bolo

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    Cheery little ditty by one of my favorites....

    Lo! 'tis a gala night
    Within the lonesome latter years!
    An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
    In veils, and drowned in tears,
    Sit in a theatre, to see
    A play of hopes and fears,
    While the orchestra breathes fitfully
    The music of the spheres.

    Mimes, in the form of God on high,
    Mutter and mumble low,
    And hither and thither fly-
    Mere puppets they, who come and go
    At bidding of vast formless things
    That shift the scenery to and fro,
    Flapping from out their Condor wings
    Invisible Woe!

    That motley drama- oh, be sure
    It shall not be forgot!
    With its Phantom chased for evermore,
    By a crowd that seize it not,
    Through a circle that ever returneth in
    To the self-same spot,
    And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
    And Horror the soul of the plot.

    But see, amid the mimic rout
    A crawling shape intrude!
    A blood-red thing that writhes from out
    The scenic solitude!
    It writhes!- it writhes!- with mortal pangs
    The mimes become its food,
    And seraphs sob at vermin fangs
    In human gore imbued.

    Out- out are the lights- out all!
    And, over each quivering form,
    The curtain, a funeral pall,
    Comes down with the rush of a storm,
    While the angels, all pallid and wan,
    Uprising, unveiling, affirm
    That the play is the tragedy, "Man,"
    And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
    "Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories." Thomas Jefferson

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    My favourite poet is Robert Frost, then there's a host of other poets I like..Alfred Noyes, E.A. Robinson, Lord Tennyson, John Milton, Shelley, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Virgil, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Edgar Allan Poe, Emerson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Robert Burns, William Blake.....darn, I'd better stop here..
    When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? - George Canning

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    Ode to a Goldfish:

    Oh wet pet

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    Can anyone post any poems they've written? I was going to start a new thread, but this will just have to suffice.

    I'll probably be writing some dark type of poem, and glad to share it with you.

    Mobbed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobbme View Post
    Can anyone post any poems they've written? I was going to start a new thread, but this will just have to suffice.

    I'll probably be writing some dark type of poem, and glad to share it with you.

    Mobbed
    I've written poetry, mostly to my lady love, so it may be a little corny. I'll post some in short order. I like gothic poetry, would be interested to read your poems Mobbme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herodotus View Post
    I've written poetry, mostly to my lady love, so it may be a little corny. I'll post some in short order. I like gothic poetry, would be interested to read your poems Mobbme.
    Gothic is good, so are the love ones

    Post if you have them. I was going to write one just for WAB, but I don't know what happened, I will, but they won't be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    Ode to a Goldfish:

    Oh wet pet
    Dave, my eye was moist. Sniff.

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    There once was a man from nantucket........Oh wait, sorry that's a limerick.


    I guess it would to be, this is my rifle, this is my gun.............


    Aw I'm kidding, they aren't my FAVORITES!

    I actually like about all of Edgar Allan Poes works but, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge is my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobbme View Post
    Post if you have them. I was going to write one just for WAB, but I don't know what happened, I will, but they won't be good
    To have great poets, there must be a great audience - Walter Whitman
    When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? - George Canning

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