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Poetry: Poetry to approach to song writing, sonnet haiku, free verse poetry
sonnet haiku, free verse poetry, lyric writing: Hi, Rodrigo... It s easier to write song lyrics if you are adept at writing poetry. But, that s not to say that it can t be done. The best thing to do is not try too hard. Just write from the heart and let the words flow. It s trial and error and the...

Poetry: Poetry to approach to song writing, free verse poetry, lyric poetry
free verse poetry, lyric poetry, flanders fields: Dear Rodrigo, For the beginner, I think it does not matter whether the target poem is free-verse or not. What matters most is the writer s understanding of the poem, and, again, I would say that rhythm is more important than rime, when turning a poem into...

Poetry: Unstressed and Stressed Syllables, stressed syllables, stressed syllable
stressed syllables, stressed syllable, beehive: Dear Kristen, The stressed syllable receives the most emphasis or accent. For example, let s compare two words: behave and beehive. Both have 2 syllables. Behave has the accent or stress on the second syllable, -have. Beehive has the accent...

Poetry: English Poem question, english poem, those girls
english poem, those girls, pomp: Dear Jessica, Considering the title and the following stanza of Nelson s villanelle, you should be able to answer that question yourself: Pomp lowers his paper for a while, to watch the beauties he s begotten with his Ann: these new truths they can...

Poetry: The Little Quaker Sinner, ted nesbitt, little joy
ted nesbitt, little joy, stanzas: Dear Meg: Thank you for your kind words. It s always a pleasure to locate something missing, especially if it has been missing for a long while. Just yesterday, after 3-4 hours of researching, I found the complete text of a 1916 poem revered by a man...

Poetry: Words of a poem, ted nesbitt, childish fun
ted nesbitt, childish fun, biltong: Dear Janet: I was able to find the complete text of the poem, but the author is listed as unknown. Here are the words: A LONELY BILTONG RAN The sun shone out of the witblits, the birds they all were still there was only the song of the koppies...

Poetry: The Ballad of the Reading Gaol, metaphors and similes, killing with kindness
metaphors and similes, killing with kindness, dear diana: Dear Diana, Hands of lust metaphorically refers to killing in the heat of passion. Hands of Gold means killing with the best of intentions--a questionable proposition, probably influenced by the cliched exaggeration killing with kindness. ...

Poetry: looking for a poem and author, ted nesbitt, frederick perls
ted nesbitt, frederick perls, gestalt prayer: Dear Cathie: The poem is by Frederick Perls, a German psychoanalyst who developed and popularized Gestalt therapy. He was born in 1893 and died in 1970. You can find many of his poems and short sayings [adages] online. Gestalt Prayer Frederick Perls...

Poetry: apology..., ted nesbitt, poetry indexes
ted nesbitt, poetry indexes, poetry questions: Dear Cheryl: Thank you for your kind message. I wish more people thought like you do. Many of the poetry questions I get involve trying to identify rather obscure poems. And the questioners often remember just a line or a few words. I have literally...

Poetry: Cameos of Memory, helen lowrie marshall, inspirational poet
helen lowrie marshall, inspirational poet, best loved poems: Dear Cheryl: The poem was written by the Christian, inspirational poet, Helen Lowrie Marshall. The Library of Congress lists her birth year as 1904. If she has died, her authority control entry at the LOC has not been updated. I wish I could give you...

Poetry: Night of the Iguana poem, ox bow incident, how calmly does the orange branch
ox bow incident, how calmly does the orange branch, grapes of wrath: Dear Kai, You are correct that the version of Williams poem that I placed on allexperts does contain those errors. Also, that faulty version replaces orange with olive. I serve as the feature writer for poetry at Suite101.com, so after answering...

Poetry: Poetry, ted nesbitt, american poet
ted nesbitt, american poet, simple man: Dear Yogesh: The term home spun philosopher means that the poet s skill and inspiration do not come by way of formal training, such as a university education. The poet s philosophy is gained by daily experiences, which shape his or her views on life....

Poetry: author of this poem, richard lovelace, inconstancy
richard lovelace, inconstancy, quiet mind: Tricia...though my profile plainly says that I don t answer these types of questions, out of curiosity, I decided to give this one a search. The poem you re looking for is as follows and the author is Richard Lovelace. To Lucasta, Going to the Wars...

Poetry: Clancy of the Overflow vs Ballad of the Drover, ballad of the drover, clancy of the overflow
ballad of the drover, clancy of the overflow, banjo paterson: Dear Laura, The speaker in Clancy of the Overflow romanticizes the life of a cowboy (drover) in the Australian outback. In “Ballad of a Drover,” the dark side of that life is revealed when the young cowboy named Harry Dale is killed in a flood on his...

Poetry: Need a copy of this poem please, dear angel, three doors
dear angel, three doors, 3 doors: Dear Angel Faery Kathleen, Mrs. Three Door Up is not a poem: http://books.google.com/books?id=Bn5DAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=%22mrs+three+doors+up%22&source=bl&ots=zbIzQKgpX9&sig=GROJMfMixNG2RVHczWSoxsc5Of0&hl=en&ei=hLL9TdiWG8yhtwf1yMmoCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved=0CBkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22mrs%20three%20doors%20up%22&f=false...

Poetry: Poetry of Tennessee Williams, how calmly does the orange branch, lemon branch
how calmly does the orange branch, lemon branch, night of the iguana: Dear David, The short story title is the same as the play. A copy of the short story appears in Tennessee Williams The Night of the Iguana Introduction by Doug Wright, http://www.ndpublishing.com/books/WilliamsIguana.html The original title of the poem...

Poetry: The use of "ne'er" in modern poetry, modern poetry, writing poetry
modern poetry, writing poetry, line thanks: Greetings, Xavier and thank you for your question. Unfortunately, poetry is NOT what it used to be and the greats like Shakespeare, Wadsworth, Rilke and others are long dead. Poetry now has been debased to whatever thoughts someone is thinking at the...

Poetry: identify poet from lines, john greenleaf whittier, maud muller
john greenleaf whittier, maud muller, sad words: Charles, Those lines are from John Greenleaf Whittier s Maud Miller : http://www.bartleby.com/102/76.html For an analysis of the poem, please see Whittier s Maud Miller: What Might Have Been at http://www.suite101.com/content/whittiers-maud-muller-a84800...

Poetry: poem structure, rhyme scheme, syllable count
rhyme scheme, syllable count, lard: David... As I told you before, you re putting far too much stress on your poem being correct in formatting. As long as the poem reads well, rhymes well (if you re writing prose and you are) and when read aloud, the cadence is crisp and even, then...

Poetry: finding poem by unknown author, ted nesbitt, william h anderson
ted nesbitt, william h anderson, minute vacations: Dear Irene: I don t know if this is the right poem, but it has all the elements you mentioned. It is titled, Slow Me Down, Lord. SLOW ME DOWN, LORD Give me, amidst the confusion of my day, the calmness of the everlasting hills. Break the...

Poetry: quote, time steve, mencken
time steve, mencken, seneca: Dear Steve, That doesn t sound like Mencken. Seneca said, The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company. This quotation might have been altered and attributed to Mencken. Hope this...

Poetry: rhyme schemes, simple rhyme scheme, rhyme schemes
simple rhyme scheme, rhyme schemes, literary magazines: Dear George, It s mostly troll. While it s true that much contemporary poetry is unrimed, it is quite inaccurate to claim that it is almost non-existent. That person s other comments are made in ignorance as well; for example,The Paris Review, which...

Poetry: Compare poems, robert frosts, poem analysis
robert frosts, poem analysis, two poems: Dear Laura, My article. Robert Frost s Tricky Poem: Analysis of The Road Not Taken at http://lindasuegrimes.suite101.com/robert-frosts-tricky-poem-a8712, might help you get started. Also, I might add that contrasting those poems might be more appropriate...

Poetry: Help me with poetry, iambic pentameter, broken trees
iambic pentameter, broken trees, silvery moon: Greetings, Rahul... Try this...just one word removed from line two and a small alteration to one word, and it makes a world of difference... It was a wild and tempestuous night Diffused shone the silver moon light A hundred large umbrellas flew...

Poetry: Safely Home Poem, wrighting, dear ryan
wrighting, dear ryan, library of congress: Dear Ryan, If she is the author, why does she not claim her poem and end the search? Apparently, people have been trying to find out the author of that piece for years. It is being used without her permission, and it seems that she could make a lot of...

Poetry: is this good poetry?, lyrical prose, sad hearts
lyrical prose, sad hearts, rhyming poetry: Greetings, Jessica... NO ONE can tell you if your poetry is good or if you should continue to write. There is no good or bad poetry any longer, as most of what is written nowadays isn t even poetry, but is more of a free-style. There is only...

Poetry: John Clare's "Young Lambs", country dialect, little lamb
country dialect, little lamb, glittering star: Dear Nicola, The word trays is possibly a country dialect for trees ; yoe means ewe. In this poem, Clare has created a very pastoral, rural speaker. Notice the many odd expressions: by a many signs, suns peep, never stirs but baking lies....

Poetry: looking for a poem, james russell lowell, ted nesbitt
james russell lowell, ted nesbitt, snow flake: Dear Laura: I believe the poem you mean is James Russell Lowell s The First Snow Fall. Here is the complete poem: THE snow had begun in the gloaming, And busily all the night Had been heaping field and highway With a silence deep and white. ...

Poetry: Is this poem correct?, ted nesbitt, douglas malloch
ted nesbitt, douglas malloch, rill: Cathy: This poem appears with several variations. Here is the version that is most frequently quoted and that is found in most poetry anthologies: BE THE BEST OF WHATEVER YOU ARE By Douglas Malloch If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,...

Poetry: No poetry allowed?, lyrical prose, true poetry
lyrical prose, true poetry, twisted dreams: Greetings, Melody and thank you for your question. Sorry for the late reply, but it was a holiday here in America, so I took the day off. Unfortunately, my answer for you isn t going to be any better. Poetry is dead...dead, dead...DEAD. I blame...

Poetry: Poetry Structure, structure of a poem, rhetorical questions
structure of a poem, rhetorical questions, rhetorical question: Greetings, Haley and thank you for your question. This is not a yes or no question, unfortunately. You d think it would be and many of the greats, cleverly disguised rhetorical questions in their works and did so, quite effectively. In today...

Poetry: contact info, ted nesbitt, poet award
ted nesbitt, poet award, poetry press: Dear Ron: I believe you mean The World of Poetry Press, which is located in Sacramento, CA. The Library of Congress has NO listing for The OLD World of Poetry Press. This outfit has a rather dubious reputation. You should be careful. Check...

Poetry: hi, any words of wisdom?, eternal feelings, face of stone
eternal feelings, face of stone, lyrical flow: Greetings, Daniel and thanks for your question. I don t normally critique poetry unless it s submitted to one of my magazines, but I ll go ahead and do it, this time. Your poetry isn t bad, the rhyming is good, the structure needs a little work (and...

Poetry: Poetry Meanings, english literature course, samuel coleridge
english literature course, samuel coleridge, english poets: Dear Randy, You need to learn to recognize the poetic devices. Get yourself a useful handbook such as Holman s Handbook to Literature and study it. In approaching a poem, first read it as if you are reading prose, take everything quite literally at...

Poetry: Children's poetry, little orphant annie, ted nesbitt
little orphant annie, ted nesbitt, paula rees: Janet: This has taken quite a while, but I think I have found your book. One Hundred Best Poems for Boys and Girls, compiled by Marjorie Barrows, and published by the Whitman Publishing Co., in Racine, Wisconsin [1930]. The book is available for...

Poetry: Marketing poetry online, spiritual poet, banner exchanges
spiritual poet, banner exchanges, link exchanges: Greetings, Carol... Thanks for your question... This question is one I have often pondered, myself...I have a website/blog combo as well as a Facebook page, so I think you really should have both. A website will allow you to join rings (ways of...

Poetry: Poem about celebrating afterlife, william cullen bryant, ted nesbitt
william cullen bryant, ted nesbitt, thanatopsis by william cullen bryant: Dear Samantha: NOTE: A week ago I sent you my answer, not knowing for sure if it was the right poem. I spent nearly an hour trying to find the poem for you. A week later, you STILL have not even read my response. Unless you were just playing a prank...

Poetry: Roy Croft, ted nesbitt, westminster abbey
ted nesbitt, westminster abbey, roy croft: Dear Isobel Scott-Clarke: What a small world in which we live! Many years ago, when I made my first visit to your country, I talked with an elderly volunteer at Westminster Abbey. As our discussion about the protection of the abbey during World War...

Poetry: Another version of the Winkle poem, hazel felleman, yale book
hazel felleman, yale book, research editors: Dear Chick: I spent five years as one of the senior research editors of The Yale Book of Quotations. One of the problems we faced can be summarized into one simple word: internet. Quotations and poetry are particularly affected by people who post...

Poetry: Critiques, critique format, rhyming poetry
critique format, rhyming poetry, pound of flesh: Hello, Peggy... I ll tell you what...I ll throw in a critique of the poetry for free. How s that? The LAST place I d suggest is ANYWHERE online. Places online (no matter how long they have been around) are filled with idiots...failed writers,...

Poetry: The Duel by Eugene FIeld, dutch clock, chinese plate
dutch clock, chinese plate, eugene field: Dear Eleanor, Eugene Field’s “The Duel” dramatizes an imaginary fight between a stuffed dog and stuffed cat, after which they both perish. The speaker admits that he was not there to witness the event first-hand but says that the Chinese plate and the...

Poetry: John G. Fletcher goblins and pagodas 1916, houghton mifflin company, john gould fletcher
houghton mifflin company, john gould fletcher, book binder: Dear Jill: I am not an antiquarian. I know very little about the value of books. I don t even know if Allexperts has a listing of antiquarians. I found the record that the Library of Congress has for this volume: 100 1_ |a Fletcher, John Gould,...

Poetry: the Little Quaker Sinner., great memories, gloomy day
great memories, gloomy day, man mike: Dear Ellen: Today has been another gray, gloomy day, typical of January. However, the sun is now shining, and your message might just be the reason. I just finished writing a response to a man [Mike from California] who discovered one of my answers...

Poetry: Martin L King, ted nesbitt, mildred d johnson
ted nesbitt, mildred d johnson, intelligent boy: Dear Irma: I believe you are referring to this poem: You Can Be Like Martin by Mildred D. Johnson Martin was a peaceful boy ,and peaceful when a man. He wanted peace for everyone, all throughout our land. You can be a peaceful child, even...

Poetry: need help re: identifying a poem, Richard Le Gallienne
Richard Le Gallienne : Greetings Nikki, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your sister and your father. I do believe the lyrics, mentioned above, were written by Richard Le Gallienne entitled, I meant to do my work today. Here s the poem recited on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc_fMe5doEA...

Poetry: "The Full Moon"- Robert Graves, full moon, robert graves
full moon, robert graves, poemhunter com: Dear Fifi, The speaker goes out to meet a lover, but it turns out that their love, if it ever existed, has now become cold. Instead of a romantic tryst, their meeting is like statues in a government building glaring at each other. Both lovers wear...

Poetry: quality, hooded cloak, twilight glow
hooded cloak, twilight glow, dean van: Hello, Jack, and thanks for your response. That s why I volunteer here...to help and give people a no-nonsense idea of how hard the publishing/writing industry really is. Far too many people like to gloss over the reality..which isn t very pretty once...

Poetry: Roy Croft " Love" poen, love poen, roy croft
love poen, roy croft, hazel felleman: Dear Peter: Thank you for your message. My research about the poem and about Roy Croft was a lengthy project, finished -- I thought -- years ago. There are several poems that have been attributed to different writers. Naturally, people want to know...

Poetry: Great Poets in English Literature., j alfred prufrock, love song of j alfred prufrock
j alfred prufrock, love song of j alfred prufrock, welsh poet: Dear Prashant: Naming my favorite poets is really hard to do. There are American poets listed on one or more of the lists that you sent me. I have some favorite American poets, but I ll restrict myself to British poets only. NOTE: These are just MY...

Poetry: Poem "Reflections" by unknown author, ted nesbitt, dozen versions
ted nesbitt, dozen versions, taking a nap: Dear Jerry: I have found about a dozen versions of this inspirational message. Each person seems to add a little of his own life to the poem. I have copied one of the really good ones, and at the bottom of the screen I have posted the internet site...

Poetry: Miss me but let me go, poetry anthologies, edgar a guest
poetry anthologies, edgar a guest, inspirational poetry: Dear Barbara: Most of the poetry anthologies -- in print and online -- list the author as unknown or anonymous. However, some sources attribute the poem to Edgar A. Guest, who was noted for his inspirational poetry. I cannot offer proof that Guest...

Poetry: Persian lesson, walt withman, allah allah
walt withman, allah allah, supreme intelligence: Dear Masoud, Whitmam s three lines impart the fact that the Divine (Allah) is both in every created object and in every human or sentient life. The Supreme Intelligence (Allah, God, Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, etc) exists both in vibratory creation...

Poetry: poetry and rap
Dear calum bolt, Here are my responses to your questions: 1. Poetry is the dramatization of human emotion. 2. I favor all forms of poetry. 3. Depends on the particular piece. 4. For some people yes, for others no. 5. I do not accept that premise....

Poetry: Poem title and author
Dear Raymond, This is all I could find: a poem titled The Western Star that contains some of the lines from your quotation: The Western Star Gather them up the bright and drowning stars, The disinherited, the dispossessed, Have you heard the...

Poetry: poem by Louis Untermeyer
Dear Ann, The lines you quote are from Hart Crane s poem Indiana which appears in his long work The Bridge: http://103.9.88.89/app/2013-10-22/android/Hart%20Crane%20-%20The%20Collected%20Poems%20of%20Hart%20Crane.pdf Louis Untermeyer s Eve Speaks...

Poetry: Poetry Analysis (Wislawa Szymborska)
Dear Angela, The speaker of Wislawa Szymborska s Shadow compares metaphorically her feelings to a court jester (fool) who entertains the king and queen. By separating her true self from that fool, she attempts to lessen their hurtfulness. Hope this...

Poetry: Literary writing (2)
Dear Bob: You are sending your questions to my page at the Allexperts literature area, which does not always work for me AND which I plan to leave. Here is the link to my grammar and writing page: http://www.allexperts.com/ep/680-14843/General-Writing-Grammar/Ted-Nesbitt.htm...

Poetry: Literary writing
Dear Bob: I am undergoing treatments for a degeneration of my right eye. I hope that my vision problem will not affect my answer. I apologize for any typographical errors I may commit. **** The Matrix of Variables Everything begins with variables...

Poetry: Cannot identify the type of the sonnet
Dear Olga, The Brownlow sonnet is a Shakespearean sonnet. However, it does deviate from the traditional Shakespearean sonnet by changing the rime scheme in the first two quatrains from abab cdcd to abba abba and then replacing the third quatrain efef...

Poetry: identifying a poem
David, I do not recognize that quotation. I doubt it is from any classic poem. I find it odd that a comma separates the subject from the predicate in that sentence. No poet or decent prose writer would do that. Suppose the lines were written, ...

Poetry: uneven lines in rhyming poetry
Dear Lee, Perhaps the following poems demonstrate the quality you are searching for: Seamus Heaney’s “Blackberry-Picking” http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/181384 Amy Lowell’s “Patterns http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171725 ...

Poetry: English
Alishba, The theme in Tom Wayman s Did I Miss Anything focuses on the different perspectives a teacher and a student might have regarding the same lesson. Do You Have Any Advice For Those of Us Just Starting Out? by Ron Koertge addresses the issue...

Poetry: English
Alishba, The theme of Eliot s In a London Drawintromm is the sense of separation from nature that a busy city gives an observer. Wordsworth s theme in Composed Upon Westminster Bridge is that beauty can be found in the city as well as the country,...

Poetry: 20th century poetry, pablo neruda, romantic language
pablo neruda, romantic language, biographical sketch: Dear clarekeating, The poet s name is Pablo Neruda, and he was born in Chile. For a biographical sketch of the poet, please visit http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1971/neruda-bio.html Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: Abortion Poem, mom and dad, classic poetry
mom and dad, classic poetry, dear jennifer: Dear Jennifer, I do not recognize the poem you describe, but I would recommend your friend use Gwendolyn Brook s poem The Mother : http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15829 Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Abortion, danny la rue, spike milligan
danny la rue, spike milligan, queens counsel: Nakkeia, I don t know the exact poem that you are after. Spike Milligan s is the only famous poem about abortion from the child s perspective. There are other famous poems about abortion and poems about abortion by famous poets but they are all in the...

Poetry: Acrostic Poetry Followup, poetry web, question thanks
poetry web, question thanks, google: Hello Oren, I do not know who wrote it. I found it at a Canadian site under: Poetry Glossary Canada at the Google site. You might try there. Or at any large poetry web site like Poetry.com and begin to search there. This is all the time I am going to...

Poetry: AE Housman, ae housman, writing a research paper
ae housman, writing a research paper, classic poetry: Dear Tyler, Q Why does AE Housman view life as such a negative existence? A Some people look on the bright side, and others on the dark. Same with poets. Q Why does he refer to the young person as an athlete instead of a scholar? A The...

Poetry: Anglo- Saxon poetry, anglo saxon, old english language
anglo saxon, old english language, romeo and juliette: Hello, Wow, you have a big task at hand. If your poem has to be exactly in the Anglo-Saxon style your first bridge to cross will the Old English language. This may be difficult, not because the language is hard...but because the poem will be long....

Poetry: Annotating Poems, ted nesbitt, yellow highlighter
ted nesbitt, yellow highlighter, imageshack: Dear Alastair: They have nothing to do with poetry, and brackets are not used to indicate underlining [underscoring]. I assume that the person who has written the annotations in the margins bracketed the words and phrases for his OWN use. If he had...

Poetry: ASAP!, edna st vincent millay, st vincent millay
edna st vincent millay, st vincent millay, ted nesbitt: Dear Hula: IT APPEARS THAT YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY ANSWER, WHICH I SENT WITH 20 MINUTES OF RECEIVING IT. I AM SENDING IT AGAIN. THE OTHER POSSIBILITY IS THAT YOU HAVE NOT READ THE ANSWER I SENT, EVEN THOUGH YOU REQUESTED MY RESPONSE ASAP. Here is...

Poetry: AUTHOR OF POEM, ride on the wind, love poem
ride on the wind, love poem, red leaf: Bob, Not a problem! There isn t much more of it, your quote was half the poem. The rest is below. Love s Season is Brief (Georgie Starbuck Galbraith) Love while you may. The poets say. Love s season is brief. The pink of May Has scarcely...

Poetry: Author of the poem, poems by rudyard kipling, sixty poems
poems by rudyard kipling, sixty poems, benjamin zephaniah: Shirley, It is called If and is by Rudyard Kipling. It is officially the most popular and famous poem of all time and can be found in The Nation s Favourite Twentieth Century Poems and any other compilation with popular or favourite in the title, originally...

Poetry: Author of a poem, joyful song, virginia white
joyful song, virginia white, crescendos: I think this is what you want. I had a hard time finding it so I was unable to double check the source. Written by Virginia White. The Music of our Friendship There s a rhythm when friends talk, a back and forth, a give and take, ...

Poetry: Author of this poem, dante gabriel rossetti, lizzie siddal
dante gabriel rossetti, lizzie siddal, ted nesbitt: Walter: The poetess is Christina Rossetti -- writing about the feeling her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, had for his muse and wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Siddal (1829-1862}. One face looks out from all his canvases, One selfsame figure sits or walks...

Poetry: Author of a poem, ted nesbitt, roy croft
ted nesbitt, roy croft, wedding invitations: Ray: The poet is Roy Croft and the poem appears with several titles, the most common of which is On Friendship. It is often used in weddings or on the wedding invitations. Here is the text: On Friendship by Roy Croft I love you, not for what...

Poetry: Author of "Safely Home", fearful glade, quotation books
fearful glade, quotation books, thought kind: Bill: I wanted to add another thought, kind of a post script. In many quotation books, Anonymous has more citations than the Bible and Shakespeare COMBINED! TN No one has ever been able to identify this often quoted poem, sometimes printed on the...

Poetry: abortion poem, exact quotation, classic poetry
exact quotation, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Sugar, I don t recognize the poem, and I would need more specific information to look for it. If you have a line or just a bit of an exact quotation, I could try again. Sorry I couldn t help. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: anniversary poem, anniversary poem, anniversary poems
anniversary poem, anniversary poems, anniversary celebration: Julie, Most anniversary poems are nasty sycophantic greeting card rhymes of dubious skill. The only one that I can think of which is not is the following by Leah Furness. I hope that this is it because American Literature is not something I know much...

Poetry: answer to the "little bush" question, ted nesbitt, allexperts
ted nesbitt, allexperts, martin luther king jr: Dear Pat: I don t understand. Are you asking me to fill in the blank? I had this question a week or so ago, and I answered it, giving various versions. Were you the questioner? When you write, I believe he misquoted, who is the HE to whom you...

Poetry: how to answer poetry questions?, poetry questions, mice and men
poetry questions, mice and men, contextual analysis: Richard, Is there any way you can be a little more specific with your question? What named poets? What about Mice and Men? Describing, explaining and persuading what? I really want to help you with your questions however I m not sure what you would like...

Poetry: antipoesia, jose emilio pacheco, classic poetry
jose emilio pacheco, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Alisha, Antipoesía is Spanish for antipoetry. Here is a site that might help you. Caution: it has been automatically translated from Spanish, and it doesn t read as well in English as it would had it been translated by a human being. Hope this...

Poetry: antipoesia, jose emilio pacheco, parra
jose emilio pacheco, parra, poems: Hi Alisha, I have a few questions. Do you have to write about Pacheco? Do you read Spanish? Do you have a collection of Pacheco’s works? What are the specific instructions your teacher gave you? I wouldn’t classify Pacheco as an “antipoet”, although some...

Poetry: arcadian england, history of english and american literature, ted nesbitt
history of english and american literature, ted nesbitt, cambridge history: Ian: You are going to be overwhelmed, but you can pick and choose from the huge amount of material found here: http://library.wlsc.edu/lit.html I have collected these websites for my students and all of them are professional. For your two...

Poetry: attempting to identify poem, tall boots, proud words
tall boots, proud words, line poem: Jayne, Proud Words By Carl Sandburg Look out how you use proud words. When you let proud words go, It is not easy to call them back. They wear long boots, Hard boots, they walk off proud; They can’t hear you calling— Look out how you use Proud...

Poetry: author and final line, ted nesbitt, poems and songs
ted nesbitt, poems and songs, robert burns: Dear Sheila: The poet is Robert Burns, and the poem is To a Louse. He wrote the poem after seeing a louse crawling through the hair of a distinguished lady, sitting in front of him at church. She was known in the community as being very critical of...

Poetry: author of poem, rosemary scallon, hymn to our lady
rosemary scallon, hymn to our lady, irish shrine: Bob: The problem with this poem [or hymn] is that so many people have made variations on the words, sometimes leaving out entire passages. I suppose that they want the blessings to fit their own desires or uses. I had this question some time ago, and...

Poetry: Who is the author of this poem?, john henry newman, infinite peace
john henry newman, infinite peace, god is kind: Stevie, It is actually called Life s Lessons and is by John Henry Newman. Life s Lessons I learn, as the years roll onward And leave the past behind, That much I had counted sorrow But proves that God is kind; That many a flower I had longed...

Poetry: author of this verse, brief biographical sketch, ted nesbitt
brief biographical sketch, ted nesbitt, edwin markham: Jane: These lines are the first stanza of Edwin Markham s poem, A Creed. Markham was known for his short poems, with their uplifting messages. Here is a brief biographical sketch of him, but you can find much more about him by searching online: (1852...

Poetry: Barbara Fritchie, john greenleaf whittier, civil war poem
john greenleaf whittier, civil war poem, silken scarf: Hello, Below is the requested poem. I hope you enjoy! BARBARA FRITCHIE Written by John Greenleaf Whittier Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn, The clustered spires of Frederick stand Green-walled by the hills...

Poetry: "The Bells", present participles, stanza 2
present participles, stanza 2, stanza 1: Anne: FOLLOW UP -- I tried to correct the word analysis, before the message was sent, and I failed. I also wanted to mention one other thing to you -- Poe s use of present participles, the verb form with -ing on the end, so that they become adjectives....

Poetry: Bukowski, jean paul sartre, cement slab
jean paul sartre, cement slab, english spy: I think this is what you re looking for. Cheers, Ivan The Best Way to Get Famous Is to Run Away I found a loose cement slab outside the icecream store, tossed it aside and began to dig; the earth was soft and full of worms and soon I was in to...

Poetry: The Bullet? poem, ted nesbitt, nipperkin
ted nesbitt, nipperkin, half a crown: Rene: I am certain that the poem [ The Man He Killed ] you have in mind was written by Wilfred Owen, a British poem and member of the army during World War I. He wrote many poems about the horrors of war. Ironically, he himself was killed in a battle...

Poetry: beat poetry, beat poetry, classic poetry
beat poetry, classic poetry, uni bremen: Dear Student, There are movements in poetry; Beat is a moverment, like the Romantic Movement, the Fugitive Movement, etc. For information on the Beat Movement, visit the following sites: http://ezone.org/ez/e2/articles/digaman.html http://www.rooknet.com/beatpage/...

Poetry: "berry picking" by irving layton, tiny lamp, quiet hands
tiny lamp, quiet hands, quiet summer: Dear Krista, The speaker seems to envy his wife s simple relationship with nature and children, but perhaps he is also somewhat jealous when says, So I envy the berries she puts in her mouth, / The red and succulent juice that stains her lips; / I shall...

Poetry: Carl Sandburg's poetry, ted nesbitt, swaddling clothes
ted nesbitt, swaddling clothes, heart of a child: Dear Hope: Here is the complete poem, from The Collected Works of Carl Sandburg. STAR-SILVER The silver of one star plays cross-lights against pine-green And the play of this silver cross-wise against the green is an old story. Thousands of...

Poetry: Children's poem, marci ridlon, american poetry
marci ridlon, american poetry, thanks in advance: Myra, I have never heard of the poet in question, so I assumed that this is outside my expertise and the poet is American or Canadian. As I state on my page, I have no expertise of foreign poets other than the truly famous. I checked out the name and...

Poetry: Childrens Poem - early 1900s?, strickland gillilan, irish brogue
strickland gillilan, irish brogue, correct spelling: Kym: Here is the complete poem. Having the correct spelling of the names might have turned up a better internet search. The Irish brogue is very apparent: FINNIGIN TO FLANNIGAN Strickland Gillilan Superintindint waz Flannigan; Boss av...

Poetry: Chinua Achebe's Refugee Mother and Child, chinua achebe, classic poetry
chinua achebe, classic poetry, child relationship: Dear Candice, You will want to discuss the speaker of the poem, the speaker s attitude, and the language or poetic devices such as metaphor, image. In this poem in particular you ll want to stress the mother-child relationship and how it is affected by...

Poetry: Choosing an appropriate poem, time poem, google search
time poem, google search, poetry collections: Anne: I probably shouldn t be answering your question, because I have no idea what kind of poetry you like, and you really should choose a poem that appeals to you. If you have a library at your school or a public library nearby, try to find the book...

Poetry: Christmas Gift Advice About Poetry, overcoming adversity, blue butterfly
overcoming adversity, blue butterfly, classic poetry: Dear Matt, Here s a site with a poem that offers hope: http://www.journeyofhearts.org/jofh/kirstimd/darkness.htm And here s one by Maya Angelou: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15623 Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: Christmas Poetry, ted nesbitt, robert j myers
ted nesbitt, robert j myers, hallmark cards: Gale: As promised, I am pasting [below] a LENGTHY lists of responses from librarians across the world. Check your local library for this book: American Christmas: Poetry Celebrating the Beauty of Christmas, edited by Webster Schott & Robert J. Myers,...

Poetry: "City of the Plague", ted nesbitt, prize poems
ted nesbitt, prize poems, search box type: Dear Silver Surfer: I found two editions at the Library of Congress: http://catalog.loc.gov/ Type city of the plague and click on Title Search. You might check your local library to see if the books are available. On the internet, use this...

Poetry: Classic Literature, invisible man by ralph ellison, classic science fiction
invisible man by ralph ellison, classic science fiction, ralph ellison: Ashleigh, I think the term Canon has been rather slackly applied by the person drafting this assignment. The use raises too many issues and questions which I do not think are intellectually appropriate to this level of education. So I shall just respond...

Poetry: Complete poem to be identified, world book encyclopedia, ted nesbitt
world book encyclopedia, ted nesbitt, christian jew: Dear Marilyn: Not all of your words match, but I believe what I m pasting in below is what you want. The first poem is listed as written by an unknown author. The second version gives credit to Harry Romaine, an obscure writer who published many short...

Poetry: Correct Submission Etiquette, submission etiquette, correct submission
submission etiquette, correct submission, submitting poetry: Hi Pat, When submitting work to magazines it is best to present your work in the following format. One typed (not handwritten) poem per A4 sheet with your Name and Address and contact details clearly printed at the top. This is because editors are very...

Poetry: central opposition, bright person, herricks
bright person, herricks, casual manner: Chris: I would like to make a suggestion to you in this brief follow-up to your question. You seem like a bright person, and you have been willing to use allexperts for help, when your classmates could not help you. I really hope that you will be careful...

Poetry: children's books, s books, middle readers
s books, middle readers, s market: Hello Ana, The age ranges according to most children s publishers are broken into these ages: picture books Preschool to 8 yrs. Young Readers 5 to 8 years. Middle Readers 9 to 11 years. Young Adults 12 and up. Of course these ages vary...

Poetry: childrens' poetry, robert louis stevenson, clock on the wall
robert louis stevenson, clock on the wall, light of the moon: Allys, The poem is called The Moon . It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and was published in Child s Garden of Verses . The full text is below. smiles CL Washbrook The moon has a face like the clock in the hall; She shines on thieves...

Poetry: compairing poetry, john agard, contrast features
john agard, contrast features, history of language: Nadine, It would help to know which board you are with and which section. Is this A-level? I know it isn t AQA, which is what I do. You need to deal with the non standard use of English. Both question judgements which are made based upon language...

Poetry: complete poem and author needed, agatha christie novel, e nesbit
agatha christie novel, e nesbit, agatha christie: Barb, I don t recognise it as it stands. That doesn t mean that I cannot give you an answer. It does mean that I need more information. I know of several poems with the phrase days passed slowly but don t recall a dog in them and one which has ...

Poetry: Donne's "For Whom the Bell Tolls", meditation 17, classic poetry
meditation 17, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Donna, Yes, basically that s what send not means. But confusion arises from the form. This passages is not a poem but is found in Donne s prose Meditation 17: ...No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent,...

Poetry: Dramatic Monologues, dramatic monologue, dramatic monologues
dramatic monologue, dramatic monologues, auto crash: Dear Lana, The topic can be about anything, with anyone speaking. Here is a list of possible ideas: 1. a woman is trying to convince her friend that she is unhappy in her marriage but doesn t think she has courage enough to leave her husband, 2....

Poetry: Ducks Tails, ducks ditty, wind in the willows
ducks ditty, wind in the willows, yellow feet: Greetings Emerson, The poem is called Ducks Ditty and comes from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It can be found in Chapter 2, where Ratty invents it and Mole doesn t like it. It goes like this; Ducks Ditty. All along the backwater,...

Poetry: I'd like to identify a poem, psalm 68, theologist
psalm 68, theologist, comforting words: Sara, It is not a poem. It a quote from a Danielle Steel novel called Family Album . I am told that the original passage in the book is much longer, so you might like to seek it out. As a keen theologist, I feel obliged to point out that the original...

Poetry: dogs and the wishes of a child, bay the moon, rainy afternoons
bay the moon, rainy afternoons, english poets: Loraine, No problems there - they are both by well liked but lesser known female English poets. 1. Wishes by Rose Fyleman I wish I liked rice pudding, I wish I were a twin, I wish some day a real live fairy Would just come walking in....

Poetry: I don't understand what the speaker is talking about, skin in the mirror, night cafes
skin in the mirror, night cafes, open highways: Dear Kay, The speaker of Save Us From seems confused. She seems to show a distaste for the world, yet she also dislikes curtains that close out the world. She wants to be saved from waking after nightmares and also nightmares. And after voicing...

Poetry: A.E. Housman, critical analysis paper, plaguerism
critical analysis paper, plaguerism, western education: Sorry but the only sites that I know that have that kind of paper available for free are those associated with institutions, universities or organisations - all of which one needs to be a member of to access. If you are a university student then you should...

Poetry: E.A.Poe, e a poe, classic poetry
e a poe, classic poetry, silk road: Dear Bill, To understand Poe s Tamerlane, you need to understand something of the legend to which the poem refers. Here s a site with some information about the character Tamerlane: http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml And here is a site with some...

Poetry: Early Australian poet, ted nesbitt, murder bloody murder
ted nesbitt, murder bloody murder, t b blues: Dear Lyla: I sent this answer to you a few days ago. Perhaps you did not receive it, so I am sending it again. The only way we know if the questioners receive our answers is if they complete the evaluation form that comes with our answers. We are paid...

Poetry: Emily Dickinson #1732, despair and pain, inevitability of death
despair and pain, inevitability of death, negative language: Jess, No it s not about miscarriages. It is about how death makes one feel. The two deaths are those of her father and a suitor (boyfriend). She says that she s waiting to see if she ll lose a third person. Which carries both the hope that she...

Poetry: Emily Dickinson - (poem without title), emily dickinson poem, bull frogs
emily dickinson poem, bull frogs, emily dickinson: Diana, In this poem, the voice of the poem introduces itself as unimportant. Dickinson mocks the pretension of the public world by imagining public figures as bull frogs. She also describes public opinion as a swamp, something one sinks into, not something...

Poetry: Emily Dickinson, complete poems of emily dickinson, poems of emily dickinson
complete poems of emily dickinson, poems of emily dickinson, emily dickinson: Dear Rachel, It s #326 in Johnson s Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson: I cannot dance upon my Toes - No Man instructed me - But oftentimes, among my mind, A Glee possesseth me, That had I Ballet knowledge— Would put itself abroad In Pirouette...

Poetry: English poetry, shakespeare sonnet 29, william shakespeare sonnet
shakespeare sonnet 29, william shakespeare sonnet, william shakespeare sonnet 29: William Shakespeare - Sonnet #29 When, in disgrace with Fortune and men s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured...

Poetry: Epic poetry, robert penn warren, cleanth brooks
robert penn warren, cleanth brooks, warren hope: Dear Carl, I offer a free, quick, very basic course in Understanding Poetry at http://webpages.charter.net/classicpoetry/understandingpoetry.htm A good book about the subject is Understanding Poety by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Hope this...

Poetry: Essay, being a poet, ferlinghetti
being a poet, ferlinghetti, beat generation: Sorry, it would have been fun figuring this out. If you don t do as well as you wanted to, (or if you just want to know more about Ferlinghetti) ask your teacher if you can do a re-write, and I ll help you. Honestly, most of the questions I get have nothing...

Poetry: e.e. cummings poem, ted nesbitt, literary databases
ted nesbitt, literary databases, e e cummings poem: Vincent: I have checked five databases and have found nothing that connects cummings with Renoir. I think you mean some other artist. Cummings was acquainted with quite a few artists -- including Picasso. Please get back to me with more information....

Poetry: an easy one, hands of an angry god, sinners in the hands of an angry god
hands of an angry god, sinners in the hands of an angry god, justification by faith: Sean: The implications of the spider hanging over the flame of the candle are very great, because the image was used in by the preacher, Jonathan Edwards, to illustrate how God will punish us with the eternal fires of Hell. I believe that you are remembering,...

Poetry: elements of structure and style, elements of structure, natural curiosity
elements of structure, natural curiosity, structure and style: Hello, This is a simple, yet complex poem. The rhyme is aabbccddee, that is the pattern. Basically, he uses very simple structure that of parallelism through repetition. The lamb is the personification of a child or innocence. It is as if he is writing...

Poetry: emily dickinson, ted nesbitt, poet emily dickinson
ted nesbitt, poet emily dickinson, werid stuff: Whitney: I wish I could give you detailed information, but I just don t have the time. If you use this search engine -- http://www.google.com -- and put emily dickinson into the search box, you will be overwhelmed with information, especially biographical...

Poetry: english language, tremulous times, english lexicon
tremulous times, english lexicon, dictionary reference: Dear Katherine, Here s the URL for dictionary.com where you ll find some definitions and usage examples for tremulous : http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2001/09/02.html Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: english techniques, amber nectar, pub with no beer
amber nectar, pub with no beer, guardian unlimited: Dear Josh, The following quotations from the Guardian Unlimited tells something about Australia and the song: The Australian singer Slim Dusty, who has died of cancer aged 76, was best known in Britain for a record that fleetingly monopolised the radio...

Poetry: english, pyramus and thisbe, troilus and cressida
pyramus and thisbe, troilus and cressida, hero and leander: David, It is always difficult to say why something is popular. Plays which have a longevity of popularity usually address a universal issue which is timeless - by this I mean that it is something so basic and present that it will always be relevant to...

Poetry: Your expertise, essays about poems, classic poetry
essays about poems, classic poetry, dear danny: Dear Danny, As a Classic Poetry Aide, I offer assistance in the following areas: (1) poetry from ancient to contemporary poetry, (2) scholarly and critical works about the poetry, (3) guidance in writing essays about poetry. I answer questions about...

Poetry: Feminist Poetrry - Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou, thomas wentworth higginson, hard copy books
thomas wentworth higginson, hard copy books, feminist poetry: Hello again Kelsey, Websites for Emily Dickinson http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap4/dickinson.html http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/wohlpart/alra/edidwell.htm I m afraid I don t have any online resources for Maya Angelou. Hard copy...

Poetry: Feminist Poetry - Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou, poetry emily dickinson, hard copy books
poetry emily dickinson, hard copy books, feminist poetry: Hi Kelsey, Check out the following websites. They each contain bibliographies that should help you out. http://www.feminist.org/arts/linkfaonline.html http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/women.html http://www.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/femcharacteristics.html...

Poetry: Feminist Poetry- Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou, poetry emily dickinson, hard copy books
poetry emily dickinson, hard copy books, feminist poetry: Kelsey: Your paper topic presents a major problem -- Maya Angelou. For a reason that I do not know, it is very difficult to get material ABOUT her. There are some interviewd WITH her, but you need critical analayses of her work. There is plenty of material...

Poetry: Figure of speech & Literary Devices, simile metaphor personification, classic poetry
simile metaphor personification, classic poetry, figure of speech: Dear Kay, The terms figure of speech and literary device are used interchangeably, but there are differences. The following sites will help you understand the basic differences: Figure of speech: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_of_speech ...

Poetry: Maya Angelou, hard copy books, body paragraph
hard copy books, body paragraph, feminist poetry: Dear Kelsey, I suggest you just focus on freedom. You re using the word entrapment inaccurately, and actually, you do not need that concept to develop a useful essay just focusing on the desire/need/struggle for freedom in Angelou s poems. By trying...

Poetry: Finding a poem, ted nesbitt, richard lovelace
ted nesbitt, richard lovelace, quiet mind: Dear Meryl: Although your wording is a little different, I think that you are recalling Richard Lovelace s poem, To Lucasta, Going to the Wars. Here is the complete text: TO LUCASTA, GOING TO THE WARS Richard Lovelace Tell me not, Sweet, I...

Poetry: Finding a poem, classic poetry, poemhunter com
classic poetry, poemhunter com, linda sue: Dear Myra, I couldn t find a Milne poem called Before Ten, but he has a poem called Before Tea which is in The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525467262/103-9355951-6967822?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance...

Poetry: Frost Poems, frost poems, epode
frost poems, epode, verse form: Jeff It would pass as an ode - yes! There is no other traditional form that it would fit and it does fit with most of the criteria for an ode. It has three sections but the last (what ought to be the epode) does not differ in structure to the strophe...

Poetry: Acrostic Poetry Followup
Poetry: Acrostic Poetry Followup

Poetry: Author of a poem, love by roy croft, poets
Poetry: Author of a poem, love by roy croft, poets, poem

Poetry: Author of "Safely Home"
Poetry: Author of "Safely Home"

Poetry: Barbara Fritchie, grey head, barbara fritchie
Poetry: Barbara Fritchie, grey head, barbara fritchie, couple of lines

Poetry: The Bullet? poem, thomas hardy
Poetry: The Bullet? poem, thomas hardy

Poetry: Carl Sandburg's poetry, harcourt brace jovanovich, harcourt brace jovanovich inc
Poetry: Carl Sandburg's poetry, harcourt brace jovanovich, harcourt brace jovanovich inc, sheep raisers

Poetry: Childrens Poem - early 1900s?, irish brogue, gillilan
Poetry: Childrens Poem - early 1900s?, irish brogue, gillilan, strickland

Poetry: help identify poem, best loved poems, highroad
Poetry: help identify poem, best loved poems, highroad, country music stations

Poetry: help me please....
Poetry: help me please....

Poetry: help with a sonnet
Poetry: help with a sonnet

Poetry: I need your advice
Poetry: I need your advice

Poetry: Poetry.com--How legit is it?, website business, google
Poetry: Poetry.com--How legit is it?, website business, google, page rank

Poetry: Poetry interpretation, younger man, old woman
Poetry: Poetry interpretation, younger man, old woman, complement

Poetry: poem formats, rhyme scheme, syllable counts
Poetry: poem formats, rhyme scheme, syllable counts, octave

Poetry: another question about T. A. Daly, humorous verse, barrow
Poetry: another question about T. A. Daly, humorous verse, barrow, poem

Poetry: Robert Herrick, two poems, oral presentation
Poetry: Robert Herrick, two poems, oral presentation, genius

Poetry: Safely Home Poem, fearful glade, jesus land
Poetry: Safely Home Poem, fearful glade, jesus land, perfect joy

Poetry: Shoulder The Sky, god zeus, greek mythology
Poetry: Shoulder The Sky, god zeus, greek mythology, exact sequence

Poetry: Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, by Robert Frost, stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, stopping by the woods
Poetry: Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, by Robert Frost, stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, stopping by the woods, harness bells

Poetry: shelley, sea blooms, personification
Poetry: shelley, sea blooms, personification, bijou

Poetry: Track down 3 poems, poor humpty dumpty, little fella
Poetry: Track down 3 poems, poor humpty dumpty, little fella, grand old duke

Poetry: themes of poems written by walt whitman, regeneration, scope
Poetry: themes of poems written by walt whitman, regeneration, scope, perspective

Poetry: finding a poem, john masefield, classic poetry
john masefield, classic poetry, time linda: Dear Linda, I m not sure if this is the exact poem you want, but it seems to present a similar theme about ducks: The Wild Duck by John Masefield http://www.poetry-online.org/masefield_john_the_wild_duck.htm Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda...

Poetry: finding poem, classic poetry, loving child
classic poetry, loving child, coelum: Dear Tycora, I think the following is what you are looking for: Ad Coelum At the muezzin s call for prayer, The kneeling faithful thronged the square, And on Pushkara s lofty height The dark priest chanted Brahma s might. Amid a monastery...

Poetry: finishing and poem and its author, classic poetry, robert burns
classic poetry, robert burns, final verse: Dear Sheila, The poem is To a Louse by Robert Burns. Your quotation contains the first three lines from the final stanza: http://www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/translations/552.htm Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: finnigin to flannigan, ted nesbitt, marjorie hendricks
ted nesbitt, marjorie hendricks, mary alice: FOLLOW-UP Dear Mr. Bagley: It was a week ago when I sent you two responses. Since I have not heard from you, I must assume that you did not receive my answers. The only way I have of knowing that you got my responses is your taking a minute to fill...

Poetry: Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat, gingham dog and the calico cat, ted nesbitt
gingham dog and the calico cat, ted nesbitt, dutch clock: Rhonda: Sorry it has taken me so long to answer. We are buried under six foot drifts of snow and I couldn t get out of my house to a computer. The poet is Eugene Field. Here is the complete text: The Duel (The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat ...

Poetry: Grade 10 Poetry, autumn morning, classic poetry
autumn morning, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Jack, I m not acquainted with M. W. Field s At the Bus Stop, One Autumn Morning, but what I gather from searching the Net, it is a story, not a poem. If you have a poem with that title and want some feedback on it, please cut and paste it into...

Poetry: Grandchildren, dear grandchild, simon bradstreet
dear grandchild, simon bradstreet, georgetowncollege: Dear Darlene, The poems I found on the web regarding grandchildren are of the sappy, sentimental verse variety. The only real poem I could find was Anne Bradstreet s poems about losing two granddaughters. I know she wrote one called On My Dear Grandchild...

Poetry: give me some advice,please, hand margin, cudgel
hand margin, cudgel, sophocles: Sorry It took me so long to get back to you. I ve been really stressed about school and work. I wasn t worried if your teacher read this outloud because I think it s awesome. It s got a condensed strength to it and its got a action and plot, something Sophocles...

Poetry: Is this good?, dark and stormy nights, poetry writer
dark and stormy nights, poetry writer, beauty and grace: Samantha, I think that it is good and I think that you are definitely writing honestly. I don t think that it is a great poem. As you read more poetry you will learn what makes a great poem and what you like and don t like. Don t give up on writing....

Poetry: Hamlet -Act V, hamlet act, pirate ship
hamlet act, pirate ship, critical material: Harvey: I can t really sum up all the critical material that has been written on this subject. The debate about personal responsibility versus determinism has been going on for centuries, and I cannot really summarize all the points of view that various...

Poetry: HDT, classic poetry, linda sue
classic poetry, linda sue, thoreau: Dear Luke, It might be helpful to find the quotation to determine the context from which it was taken. What did Thoreau say before and after that quotation? For example, if he was discussing stillness and meditation, he might be claiming that the fisherman...

Poetry: Hello!It's a passage by..., classic poetry, linda sue
classic poetry, linda sue, yeats: Dear Luke, To paraphrase Yeats lines, If a man chooses to perfect his work instead of his life, he loses all hope of happiness and becomes like a madman ranting in delusion. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Hello, I was wondering if..., coy mistress, classic poetry
coy mistress, classic poetry, richard wilbur: Dear Anna, Unlike many carpe diem seduction poems such as To His Coy Mistress, A Late Aubade has the speaker trying to keep the woman in bed, instead of trying to get her to go there. He mentions all the things she could be doing, making them sound...

Poetry: Hello, line rhyme, how to analyze poems
line rhyme, how to analyze poems, rhyme scheme: I am not sure what you understand already; it is difficult to guage people s levels of comprehension without further information, so please excuse me if I explain basics which you are already familiar with. At the most basic level, you can see that it is...

Poetry: Help! Good poem?, metaphor simile, sandra cisneros
metaphor simile, sandra cisneros, google search: I ve given this some thought and I m sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. It s a hard question to answer because I have no Idea what your tastes are. If I asked you to pick out a good song for me to listen to, what would you say? Would you give...

Poetry: Hip-hop's influence on poetry, academy of american poets, national poetry month
academy of american poets, national poetry month, writing hip hop: http://www.sohh.com/thecore/read.php?contentID=6957&pageID=2 As April brings in National Poetry Month, SOHH.com asks Common and Saul Williams to give us a look at Hip-Hop s place in poetic history. Every April, the Academy of American Poets celebrates...

Poetry: 'Home at Night' by James Whitcomb Riley, james whitcomb riley, ted nesbitt
james whitcomb riley, ted nesbitt, chirping crickets: Richard: I SENT THIS ANSWER TO YOU NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO. APPARENTLY, YOU DID NOT RECEIVE IT . . . OR, FOR SOME REASON, YOU HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO READ MY ANSWER. I HOPE YOU GET AND READ THIS MESSAGE. YOUR QUESTION TO ME IS REMAINING IN MY ALLEXPERTS.COM...

Poetry: Homer, iliad and odyssey, classic poetry
iliad and odyssey, classic poetry, coursenotes: Dear Adam, Here s an essay that might get you stated with that topic: http://www.duke.edu/~mht/Papers/Destiny.html Also the following site might prove helpful: http://duke.usask.ca/~porterj/CourseNotes/HomGods.html Hope this helps. Blessings, ...

Poetry: hello~, bright star by john keats, muse project
bright star by john keats, muse project, athens password: Christine, I don t know of anything similar. Teaching websites link to that or refer one to exam board expectation guides. Critiques are often about the writer s entire life, a stage of writing (for example there is an ebook about Keats, in which one...

Poetry: can you help me?, methods of suicide, dear christine
methods of suicide, dear christine, classic poetry: Dear Christine, Langston Hughes Life is Fine, is influenced by blues-style lyrics. The speaker has been hurt by a broken love relationship and is so sad and heart-broken he wants to die. So he exaggerates and dramatizes these possible methods of suicide--drowning...

Poetry: help!, english poem, thesis work
english poem, thesis work, classic poetry: Dear Cecilia, It does not matter if a poem has already been translated, and there is no way of knowing which ones have not. Just choose a poem you like and understand well and then translate it. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: help identify poem, cup of joy, hallowed spot
cup of joy, hallowed spot, gift of god: I think we re in luck. The last stanza of this poem sounds very similar to what you re looking for. I m glad I could help you with this one. If it s not the right poem (I would be surprised) let me know and I ll help you further. Cheers, Ivan Should...

Poetry: help me please...., romantic period poets, example of a metaphor
romantic period poets, example of a metaphor, example of a simile: Because I don t know and don t have have specific poems on hand I cannot answer # s 5,9,11,13-15,and 18 with confidence. Out of the 13 questions that remain only four of your answers are right. I m guessing that either you re struggling with the material,...

Poetry: help with a sonnet, true love song, loving feelings
true love song, loving feelings, types of sonnets: Hi, There are several different types of sonnets. In general yours follows the pattern of abab cdcd efef gg. My first quick reading made me think that you may be a student, or at least younger than I. It sounds like a true love song. I think you have a great...

Poetry: help!!!, similes and metaphors, moonlight kisses
similes and metaphors, moonlight kisses, heart child: who is the speaker? The author is omniscient Where is he or she? omnipresent When does this poem take place? In the still garden under moonlight, where a child gathers the simple salad leaves What is the structure of the poem? sonnet...

Poetry: hi, new experiences, starting a new job
new experiences, starting a new job, new experience: I revised some words that weren t used in the correct tense. You could do one about a bride just about to walk down the aisle and describe how happy she feels. Another idea could be someone starting a new job. The first day of school was both an exciting and...

Poetry: hiii, bright star by john keats, john keats
bright star by john keats, john keats, html overview: Dear Christina, Here is a site with a useful analysis of Keats Bright Star : http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/star.html#Overview But for more standard criticism, you ll have to visit a university library. Hope this helps. ...

Poetry: ID a poem, project gutenberg website, crowd life
project gutenberg website, crowd life, edgar guest: Tom, It s called To all Parents and is written by Edgar Guest. The sentiment in this poem is popular, though he is not. I don t recommend his other works, but they can be found on the Project Gutenberg website as they are out of copyright now. ...

Poetry: IDENTIFICATION OF A POEM - PLEASE!, red cross man, man of god
red cross man, man of god, zest: Dear Joe: The poem is entitled Carry On, and the poet was Robert Service, best known for his Alaska poems -- The Cremation of Sam McGree and The Shooting of Dan McGraw. Here is the complete text, along with some other references you might find...

Poetry: Identify a poem, english textbook, classic poetry
english textbook, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Kerry, I don t recognize the poem from your description. The verse you remember was probably not significant enough to have been widely anthologized. Sorry, I can t be more helpful. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Identifying the Author, edna st vincent millay, st vincent millay
edna st vincent millay, st vincent millay, ted nesbitt: Dear Joe: The poetess is Edna St. Vincent Millay. Here is the complete poem: Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare. Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace, And lay them prone upon the earth and cease To ponder on themselves, the while they...

Poetry: Identifying a particular poem, gilbert frankau, chatto windus
gilbert frankau, chatto windus, meagre facts: Tony: Here is the complete poem. It took me a while to type it, and I checked for errors carefully. I hope there are none that I overlooked. THE POETICAL WORKS OF GILBERT FRANKAU Volume Two, 1916-1920 London: Chatto & Windus, 1923 HOW RIFLEMAN...

Poetry: Identifying poems, bodleian library oxford, suitable source
bodleian library oxford, suitable source, national curriculum: Angie If the text of the verses were published then I might be able to identify them and their author, but the manuscripts themselves would need an expert in manuscripts and books If I had them, then I would take them to the National Library (London)...

Poetry: IIdentification of poem, author unknown, gentle autumn rain, diamond glints
gentle autumn rain, diamond glints, elizabeth fry: Kathy, It is an untitled poem by Mary Elizabeth Fry which hit the public eye in a most unusual way. She wrote the poem for a friend whose mother had died back home in Germany (Fry was American) and she felt that she had been denied the chance to stand...

Poetry: Information about a poem, 73 poems, definitive proof
73 poems, definitive proof, classical poetry: Took me a while to find this one; but I m glad I could do it. This would have annoyed me for a long time. Your quote is a little off. The line is really, --our second coming made stones sing like birds-- It is definitely E.E. Cummings. I couldn t find...

Poetry: Information about a poem, 73 poems, e e cummings
73 poems, e e cummings, beasts: It has no title and is unsatisfyingly but typically short - it was in 73 poems in 1963 - below is the entire poem and Yes it is cummings! wild(at our first)beasts uttered human words --our second coming made stones sing like birds-- but o the...

Poetry: Introduction to Poetry, norton anthology of poetry, anthology of poetry
norton anthology of poetry, anthology of poetry, simple poems: This is a little difficult, like picking a good restaurant without knowing your taste in food. If you don t like my selection don t be discouraged as it just means we have different tastes. I would go with The Norton Anthology of Poetry. If offers a huge...

Poetry: Irish composer and poet, heart yearning, short poem
heart yearning, short poem, irish composer: Dear John, Yearning is wound with anticipation. New hope is newly harbored... boundary line refers to both calendar and earth ( Years, like circles, do not end or start) Yes. Hope this helps. Best of luck with your translation. Blessings,...

Poetry: iambic pentameter, iambic pentameter, heart and mind
iambic pentameter, heart and mind, sonnet: Hi Hannah, The rhymed and unrhymed parts are the hardest for all poets. Here are some suggestions: As you already know the iambic pentameter using a sonnet form can be 8 lines followed by six lines. However, there are many varieties. As long as you follow...

Poetry: identification of lines in a poem, alfred lord tennyson, friend arthur hallam
alfred lord tennyson, friend arthur hallam, ted nesbitt: Dear Annemarie: You had a few words wrong, but the poem is by Tennyson. “Break, Break, Break is a lyric poem that Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was believed to have completed in 1834. It centers on Tennyson s grief over the death of his best friend,...

Poetry: To identify a poem, ted nesbitt, edith nesbit
ted nesbitt, edith nesbit, spring rides: Jane -- Here s the complete poem. I am NO relation to Edith Nesbit. Child s Song in Spring by Edith Nesbit, 1858-1924 The silver birch is a dainty lady, She wears a satin gown; The elm tree makes the old churchyard shady, She will not live...

Poetry: identify poem by unknown author, intents and purposes, hitting a baseball
intents and purposes, hitting a baseball, organ doner: Sandra, I am happy to say that I can identify your poem (although it is not strictly a poem - it also contains prose); when I read your message, I dreaded not being able to help. It is called To Remember Me - I Will Live Forever and is attributed to...

Poetry: identify a poem, margery snyder, ann stanford
margery snyder, ann stanford, bob holman: Dear Susanne, I think you re right that the poet is probably Anne Stanford, but I cannot find the poem from which the excerpt is taken. You might try asking the guides Bob Holman and Margery Snyder of the Poetry site at About.com at http://poetry.about.com/...

Poetry: identifying a poem, poem by robert frost, playing possum
poem by robert frost, playing possum, loose my soul: Grace: The Frost poem is entitled Two Tramps in Mudtime. You ll find your lines in the last stanza: Two Tramps In Mudtime by Robert Frost Out of the mud two strangers came And caught me splitting wood in the yard, And one of them...

Poetry: idintify a poem, silver stallion, blueeyed boy
silver stallion, blueeyed boy, mister death: Here you go! Buffalo Bill s Buffalo Bill s defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy...

Poetry: How do you interpret?, school assignment, universal symbol
school assignment, universal symbol, world of pain: If these are complete and not part of a larger work, do you know anything about the author? He or she sounds very depressed. If they were written by someone you know personally, you might want to take special care with/for that person. Lines like these...

Poetry: How would you interpret?, classic poetry, linda sue
classic poetry, linda sue, wes: Dear Wes, I reached for sleep and drew it around me like a blanket muffling pain. I tried to go to sleep to ease my pain. Now deep in my bed I turn and the world turns on the other side. As I toss in my bed, so does everyone else. Hope this...

Poetry: interpreting a poem, dear francesca, rare perfumes
dear francesca, rare perfumes, different tunes: Dear Francesca, The speaker in Books Are metaphorically compares books to people. In the second stanza, she merely reveals non-activity; in the third, she compares herself to books, and in the final she bemoans a sad experience, no doubt a broken heart....

Poetry: John Agard, limbo dance, religious tales
limbo dance, religious tales, christian mythology: Chloe, Does your school not offer revision sessions? You should be able to go over missed work with an English teacher at a revision session. Limbo Limbo is about slaves being forcibly transported from West Africa to the Caribbean. The layout...

Poetry: John Greenleaf Whittier, john greenleaf whittier, sarah orne jewett
john greenleaf whittier, sarah orne jewett, whittier john greenleaf: Dear Pat, Whittier encourged Celia Thaxter, Sarah Orne Jewett, Annie Fields, and others. Probably the best place to learn more about his mentoring other writers would be his biographies and biographies of those three writers. Hope this helps. Blessings,...

Poetry: John Keat's Poem, john keat, eternal lids
john keat, eternal lids, rhyme scheme: The only rhyme I don t see is (like you said) line 9 which would normally rhyme with line 11. There is no rhyme here. However Keat s was not a sloppy poet so there must be a reason for this. I find it very interesting that the line ends with unchangeable,...

Poetry: John Keat's Poem, john keat, eternal lids
john keat, eternal lids, ryhming: Hello, This was done with purpose. If you notice the tone of the poem takes a turn right after that line. This is the sole reason for that single line that stands out from the rest. It is meant to emphasise what is comming next. Can you please take...

Poetry: John Keat's Poem, john keat, eternal lids
john keat, eternal lids, ryhming: Christina, Poets often use half rhymes when they can t find pure rhymes. Your examples unchangeable and swell are examples of this, although one needs to keep to the metre of the poem to clearly hear the half-rhyme - so the portions (poetic feet) are...

Poetry: John Keats' Poem, john keats poem, john keat
john keats poem, john keat, eternal lids: Dear Christina, Unchangeable and swell are near-rimes. Actually, the final sound l is the only rime for those two words. In line 10 you have to pronounce the word ripening with two syllables instead of three: ripe ning instead of rip e...

Poetry: Joseph Dunn poem, gentle autumn rain, ted nesbitt
gentle autumn rain, ted nesbitt, diamond glints: Linn: Various sources say that the author is unknown. It appears in various versions. The most authoritative I have found is from the University of Toronto. They attribute the poem to Mary Frye, written in 1932. It has also been set to music. I am...

Poetry: -------------------------Ted,..., o callaghan, old slippers
o callaghan, old slippers, new york sun: Dear Eoin: This is another practically impossible question for me to answer -- I don t know you and your feelings; I don t know the bride and groom and their feelings; I don t know the circumstances and the setting of the wedding, etc. My two favorites,...

Poetry: john keats, ode on a grecian urn, john keats
ode on a grecian urn, john keats, gray hairs: Dear atif, Generally speaking, a poet is not restricted to only one approach to his work. However, if you study the rest of the poem, you ll see that he s still focused on the nature of gloom and doom. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes...

Poetry: john keats, ode to a grecian urn, beauty is truth truth beauty
ode to a grecian urn, beauty is truth truth beauty, john keats: Atif, Generally speaking (not focusing on Keats), examining this idea (the transposition of truth and beauty) cannot lead anywhere. Obviously truth is not the same as beauty. Poetically speaking it indicates that the author or poetic voice believes that...

Poetry: joy allison, ted nesbitt, ginn and company
ted nesbitt, ginn and company, library of congress: Peggy: UPDATE -- Maybe the reason Joy is hard to find is that Joy Allison is a pseudonym for Mary A. Cragin. You can google for that name and find limited information. She mostly wrote poetry, but I cannot find a collection of her works....

Poetry: Kentucky 1833, freedom and the law, rita dove
freedom and the law, rita dove, importation of slaves: Dear Tom, In the poem, the slaves are enjoying a scheduled day of recreation; one could hardly call that freedom. And the law did not do much to offer freedom. I think Dove is making a ironic connection between the law and slavery, if she is making one...

Poetry: Kipling poem?, ted nesbitt, kipling poem
ted nesbitt, kipling poem, rudyard kipling: John: Rudyard Kipling s poem is entitled IF. I am pasting the entire poem below. Ted Nesbitt Your evaluation of my response and nomination as volunteer of the month are the ONLY payments I receive for my service at Allexperts. Thank you. TN ...

Poetry: Kipling's IF, question pool, kipling
question pool, kipling, connotations: David, I am answering this question to clear it from the pit of sacrificial questions. Experts send questions here to die when they don t want to answer them and I am trying to clear some of them. There are various connotations to the line - the main...

Poetry: keats, ode on a grecian urn, gray hairs
ode on a grecian urn, gray hairs, subjective appreciation: Atif, Firstly, I cannot offer you a more one to one discussion because this is a public question and I am not prepared to give out my email address online for just anyone to use. If you have further questions after this, then make your next question...

Poetry: keats, ted nesbitt, grecian urn
ted nesbitt, grecian urn, benjamin bailey: Dear Atif: The line is NOT from a poem. It is from a letter that Ketas wrote to Benjamin Bailey on November 22, 1817. O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts! Letter to Benjamin Bailey (November 22, 1817) Keats was contrasting two different...

Poetry: "Woman In White", andrew lloyd webber, woman in white by wilkie collins
andrew lloyd webber, woman in white by wilkie collins, ted nesbitt: Dear Justin: The Woman in White is a classic in the gothic genre. Collins is considered by many to be the first writer of mystery novels -- The Moonstone is generally determined to be the first mystery novel written. Unfortunately, I cannot help...

Poetry: Leverson?, poem about peace, apparent chaos
poem about peace, apparent chaos, poetry collections: Hello Kelsey, I think you mean Denise Levertov. Her poetry is highly emotional and she spent some time concentrating on women s issues. She was a political activist and to my mind fits most closely with the information that you have given me. She did...

Poetry: Leverson?, denise levertov, poem about peace
denise levertov, poem about peace, hasidic jew: Hi Kelsey, I think you are talking about Denise Levertov. There is plenty available on the net about her. Denise Levertov (October 24, 1923 - December 20, 1997) was a British born American poet. Born in Ilford, Essex, England, her mother was Welsh, and...

Poetry: Leverson?, denise levertov, poem about peace
denise levertov, poem about peace, classic poetry: Dear Kelsey, I think you re referring to Denise Levertov. Here is a site with links to information about her and some of her poems: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/Maps/poets/g_l/levertov/levertov.htm Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: Line from a poem (or a song?), line from a poem, comprehensible fashion
line from a poem, comprehensible fashion, american romance: Maureen - there is an update at the bottom of my original answer. Scroll down to read it! Original Answer: It certainly isn t literary poetry. There are a couple of rock songs with come into my arms coupled with charms but not this exact phrase....

Poetry: Line from a poem, roger mcgough, line from a poem
roger mcgough, line from a poem, water death: Lorraine, This line is slightly incorrect, which may be why you could not find it. This is Let Me Die a Young Man s Death by Roger McGough. The full text is below! smiles CL Washbrook text; Let me die a young man s death not a clean and...

Poetry: Little Orphan Annie, little orphant annie, little orphan annie
little orphant annie, little orphan annie, ted nesbitt: Dear Kathe: I SENT YOU THIS ANSWER SIX DAYS AGO. APPARENTLY, YOU DID NOT GET IT . . . OR, FOR SOME REASON, YOU DID NOT READ MY ANSWER. I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU WANTED THE POEM FOR YOUR MOTHER. I HOPE YOU GET THIS RE-SENT MESSAGE AND THAT...

Poetry: Locate Poem On the Web, frank o hara, frank ohara
frank o hara, frank ohara, famous poet: Here ya go!!! Two Days We Should Not Worry There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its...

Poetry: Looking for a poem, ted nesbitt, elderly neighbor
ted nesbitt, elderly neighbor, loving smile: Dear L. Banks: The poem is called by various titles, usually One Rose or One Little Rose. The author is unknown. Here is the complete text: One Little Rose I would rather have one little rose ...

Poetry: *** Looking for ... ***, classic poetry, native person
classic poetry, native person, language partner: Dear Azar, You are welome to ask me questions about English any time. From your writing I can tell you are learning English quite well. You can email me directly at lindasuepoems@hotmail.com. I ll be glad to work with you on your English. Blessings,...

Poetry: Lost Poem, little rose, casket
little rose, casket, truckload: Teresa, The author is unknown. The full poem follows. Bring Me All The Flowers Today. I would rather have a little rose from the garden of a friend Than flowers strewn around my casket When my days on earth must end. I would rather have...

Poetry: Lyric Poetry: Question, syllable line, lyric poem
syllable line, lyric poem, song melody: Yes. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. You are free to ask other experts also. First, the definition of a lyric poem is: that form of poetry giving expression to thought filled with emtion; the poetry of sentiment. It includes the sonnet,the elegy,...

Poetry: The Lyrical Subject, dramatic monologue, classic poetry
dramatic monologue, classic poetry, language situation: Dear Helga, There are two speakers because the speaker of the poem quotes the mouse; however, the speaker in Browning s dramatic monologue His Last Duchess quotes Frà Pandolf. I don t have any definition of lyrical subject, but I don t understand...

Poetry: life is fine, life is fine by langston hughes, meaning something
life is fine by langston hughes, meaning something, langston hughes: Everyone s analysis will be a bit different. I took the fist 18 lines meaning something like, speaker has problems tries to kill self realizes problems aren t as bad as dying; signified by him jumping up from cold water, being afraid of jumping. last...

Poetry: a line from a poem, poet dylan thomas, ted nesbitt
poet dylan thomas, ted nesbitt, being but men we walked into the trees: Dear Susan: The poem was written by the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. It appeared in his Notebooks, 1930-1932. Here is the complete text: Being But Men Being but men, we walked into the trees Afraid, letting our syllables be soft For fear of waking...

Poetry: one line of a poem, edward arlington robinson, calm summer night
edward arlington robinson, calm summer night, understatement: Could you possibly be thinking of Edward Arlington Robinson s poem, Richard Cory ? Instead of stating he shot himself in those words, Robinson writes it with a little more of an understatement, which is much more effective: Whenever Richard Cory went...

Poetry: line of poetry, line of poetry, full text search
line of poetry, full text search, english poetry: Darlene, Is there anything else at all that you can remember? A theme or topic? Are you in the UK or the USA? There are two possibilities which spring to mind. Neither of them have the text of an actual poem though because I know of no poem with...

Poetry: line of poetry, line of poetry, emily dickinson
line of poetry, emily dickinson, nectar: Success is counted sweetest Success is counted sweetest By those who ne er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires sorest need. Not one of all the purple Host Who took the Flag to-day Can tell the definition, So clear, of Victory, As he,...

Poetry: lines from a poem, rowan berries, rowan tree
rowan berries, rowan tree, irish ballads: Len: I found the line intriguing, but I am certain it is not from Robert Burns. Despite spending the last hour or so trying to find a poem with that particular line in it, I struck out. However, I would offer the following -- NOT as an answer to your...

Poetry: Two lines, new year blessings, happy new year blessings
new year blessings, happy new year blessings, classic poetry: Dear Simon, Sorry, I do not recognize those lines, and I can t find them on the net. If you could give me more information, and make sure you have the lines quoted accurately, I ll try again. Happy New Year! Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: whose list to hunt, poetry renaissance, shakespeares globe
poetry renaissance, shakespeares globe, archaic words: Ahmed, You really need to give more information when asking a question. I can t just do your homework for you - you need to tell me what you are having trouble with and what level of education you are at. If this is not for education then I would offer...

Poetry: literary devices, metonymy and synecdoche, j alfred prufrock
metonymy and synecdoche, j alfred prufrock, love song of j alfred prufrock: Jan: The two are hard to distinguish, because synecdoche is a kind of metonymy. Metonymy is a figure of speech in which the name of something is used to refer to something that that name stands for. An example is These lands belong to the crown. ...

Poetry: literature, henry david thoreau, character dreams
henry david thoreau, character dreams, classic poetry: Dear Lucas, 1. Dreams are the touchstones of our character. Dreams are visions from the subconscious, which is the repository of memory. We are motivated by the memories in the subsconscious. So that means what we dream says something about our...

Poetry: lochinvar, sir walter scott, lochinvar by sir walter scott
sir walter scott, lochinvar by sir walter scott, rhyming couplets: Nayan, Sorry about the delay in response; for some reason the site didn t inform me of this question at all. I found out about it through a reminder today. I am not entirely sure how much information you want. Lochinvar is a narrative romantic poem...

Poetry: looking for a poem..., supportive friendship, edgar a guest
supportive friendship, edgar a guest, twenty three years: Dear Sarah, Here s a poem that might work for your situation: A Friend s Greeting by Edgar A. Guest I d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me; I d like to be the help that you ve been always glad to be; I d like to mean...

Poetry: looking for a poem, ted nesbitt, prayer of peace
ted nesbitt, prayer of peace, instrument of thy peace: Dear Kesa: Your question is not very fair, since there are hundreds or thousands of poems with the title, Prayer of Peace, or some variation of that title. You gave me no clues -- no words, no phrases, no time period, etc. Here is the most familiar,...

Poetry: looking for a poem, flowers gap, letter poem
flowers gap, letter poem, jesus christi: Christi: Here are two versions of the letter /poem: A Letter from JESUS Dearly Beloved Friend: How are you? I just had to send you this letter to tell you how much I love you and care for you. I saw you yesterday as you were walking with your friends....

Poetry: lyric, hello darkness my old friend, neon god
hello darkness my old friend, neon god, subway walls: Dear Karen: I used to teach a class in folk and rock poetry, in which we tried to analyze the songs of the 1960s. Sounds of Silence was one of the songs we studied. The students were very good, and there were various interpretations -- and there still...

Poetry: MAya Angelou, Still I Rise, Phenominal Woman, and Equality, mary jane lupton, line stanzas
mary jane lupton, line stanzas, rhyme pattern: Star, First and foremost, you will need to become acquainted with feminism. Maya Angelou is a feminist writer and the key to all of her poetry is feminist. Secondarily, you need to understand racism in America and her place in the echelons of female black...

Poetry: MacKinlay Kantor, chicago sun times, mackinlay kantor
chicago sun times, mackinlay kantor, ballad of paul: Dear Kim, I think the MacKinlay Kantor who wrote that poem is the same Kantor of book/movies/television, but he died in 1977. Here are some sites that offer info about him: http://desmoinesregister.com/extras/iowans/kantor.html http://members.aol.com/MG4273/police.htm#Kantor...

Poetry: Major J. Kendall, ted nesbitt, google search
ted nesbitt, google search, john kendall: Dear Megan: Kendall is an obscure author. He wrote for Punch Magazine in Great Britain. I checked three databases [one specifically for literature] and could find no information about him. If you do a Google search for John Kendall and poet, ...

Poetry: Marianne Moore's Poetry, weather in england, marianne moore
weather in england, marianne moore, modern poetry: Addile, There have only been three versions of the poem that have been published officially, that have been sanctioned by the poet. Did you read this version online? Did it appear in an anthology? If either of those are the case, then the lines have...

Poetry: Meaning of this poem..., bruce dawe, heavenly twins
bruce dawe, heavenly twins, australian poet: Emily, I am not familiar with the poet. I know that he is an Australian poet and that Australian culture features strongly in a lot of his poetry. But as an expert in English poetry, I am afraid that I know little of his poetry or culture. So this...

Poetry: Metaphor's in Adrienne Rich's "Moving in Winter", adrienne rich, future tense
adrienne rich, future tense, classic poetry: Dear Andy, I don t see any fresh start in this poem. Metaphor consists of their life (lousy marriage) being represented by their furniture. The theme focuses on the unhappy marriage, made that way apparently by the husband smothering the wife: his sleep...

Poetry: Metre, constant structure, syllable count
constant structure, syllable count, haiku: The easiest way to think of metre in poetry is beats ,rhythm, and even syllables. This is not the actual definition, but I want to explain it so you have a clear understanding. Here is the easiest example I can think of. The 5-7-5 haiku used to teach people...

Poetry: Miltonic blank verse, rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter
rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter, english sentences: Dear Cotyledon, Since blank verse requires no rhyme scheme, the poet is more likely to choose words because of meaning rather than what fits the rhyme scheme. Also blank verse which usually is fitted to iambic pentameter provides the rhythmn most suited...

Poetry: MLA FORMAT, medea euripides, hamlet by shakespeare
medea euripides, hamlet by shakespeare, act 3 scene 2: Jeff: Once again, I am VERY reluctant to be doing this for you. I do not have the material in front of me, and I do not know what your teacher/professor has required of you. Nevertheless, here is what you should do, according to the MLA Style Manual:...

Poetry: Mother to Son, extended metaphor, lyric poem
extended metaphor, lyric poem, mother to son: Dear Jeff, Langston Hughes Mother to Son employs the extended metaphor of life being a stairway. The theme is simply a mother offering her son some advice about life. It s a lyric poem with narration using dialect. No one can ever say what the intention...

Poetry: Mother to Son, ted nesbitt, crystal staircase
ted nesbitt, crystal staircase, extended metaphor: Jeff: The poem by Langston Hughes is an example of an unusual type of poem: the extended negative metaphor. It is rarely used, because using a long metaphor is quite difficult, especially when it comes to maintaining the tone of the poem. Here is...

Poetry: I'm Looking for an Older Poem, james whitcomb riley, when the frost is on the punkin
james whitcomb riley, when the frost is on the punkin, sitting by the fire: Dear Margie, James Whitcomb Riley s When the Frost is on the Punkin sounds a bit like the excerpt you sent. I would guess that someone--unfortunately, I don t know who--was parodying Riley s poem in the one you re inquiring about. Sorry I can t be...

Poetry: I'm trying to identify a poem, harcourt brace jovanovich, harcourt brace jovanovich publishers
harcourt brace jovanovich, harcourt brace jovanovich publishers, new and collected poems: Dear Hilary: It s one of those days -- final exams and papers, etc. In short, I hit the wrong button. The lines you sent me are the opening lines of the poem Walking to Sleep, by Richard Wilbur, who served as the Poet Laureate of the United States...

Poetry: machado poem, ted nesbitt, juan ramon jimenez
ted nesbitt, juan ramon jimenez, robert bly: Dear Lorna: Forgot to give you the source: Lorca and Jimenez: Selected Poems ISBN/SKU 0807062138 Author Robert Bly (Edt) Publisher Houghton Mifflin Publish Date April 1997 Ted Nesbitt You re in the right ball park, I think, but you ve...

Poetry: to the man i married poem, classic poetry, space air
classic poetry, space air, linda sue: Dear Kim, The poem is a sonnet, so you can discuss how it coforms to the requirements of a sonnet. You can also elaborate on the earth metaphor: terms such as gravity, space, air, the four directions, the sun, the sky. Hope this helps. Blessings,...

Poetry: metre, poetic prose, prose poetry
poetic prose, prose poetry, types of poetry: Jan, It can work both ways. The feet can inform us as to the metre and the metre can inform us as to the feet. Which is why I said sometimes . Metre is basically rhythm or beat - the pattern of sounds which is akin to music. It is what makes some...

Poetry: music of poetry, rhythmic poem, limbo dance
rhythmic poem, limbo dance, musical evolution: Shirley, You didn t give me a lot of information to go off there. As I do not know what level of education you are at, it is impossible to tell you what the right approach would be. I do not actually do essay answers but hopefully the following will...

Poetry: mystery poem, mistress by andrew marvell, mystery poem
mistress by andrew marvell, mystery poem, coy mistress: Bill, Ah, now that helps a lot. I believe that To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell is what you are after. Errors in spelling are deliberate as they are either previous spellings of the words as we know them or variations due to the non-standardisation...

Poetry: Name of Poem?, autograph book, golden sun
autograph book, golden sun, affection: There are various versions of this but the following came from a Victorian autograph book! No-one knows who the author is but this is the earliest version! When the golden sun is setting And your mind from care is free When of others you are thinking...

Poetry: Name of a poem, ted nesbitt, military poems
ted nesbitt, military poems, navy version: Chris: This poem appears in many versions and is attributed to different authors and is sometimes just given as author unknown. There are a number of military poems that have undergone this freely adapted treatment. The poem s actual author and date...

Poetry: Need to find an author's name, christian poem, urgent request
christian poem, urgent request, rock of ages: Wanda, It is an amateur poem which only exists on that site. If your Granddaughter is set on using it then I suggest contacting whoever runs the wbsite. It is not by a recognised writer. If the pageant is religious then I would advise choosing...

Poetry: Need help locating this poem, trade unionist, reverend martin
trade unionist, reverend martin, trade unionists: This is from an untitled poem about the Nazi s. It has always been claimed to have been written by Reverend Martin Niemöller, an early supporter of the Nazis who later opposed them vehemently. There are continuing arguments about whether he did write it...

Poetry: The Neo Classical Urn, symbolism in poetry, self hope
symbolism in poetry, self hope, classic poetry: Dear Mary, A symbol is an object that stands for itself and something else. For exampe, the flag of a nation has importance as the object that it is, but addition to the object itself it reminds citizens of their countries. In determining symbolism...

Poetry: Night of Iquana Grandfathers poem, grandfathers poem, classic poetry
grandfathers poem, classic poetry, night of the iguana: Dear Sam, Tennessee Williams wrote the play Night of the Iguana, and he used some of his poems in it: http://www.utpjournals.com/product/utq/723/723_review_parker.html. Here is the entire poem: Poem from Night of the Iguana How calmly does the olive...

Poetry: Noble House, international poets society, ted nesbitt
international poets society, ted nesbitt, vanity presses: Michael: One more follow-up. Noble House is a vanity press, so called because they rely on people to PAY them for printing books. Many people who cannot get a regular publishing company to purchase their manuscripts use the services of vanity presses,...

Poetry: name and author of poem, alfred lord tennyson, queen of the may
alfred lord tennyson, queen of the may, may queen: Angela, You may have recieved a blank answer to this question, my apologies, the allexperts gremlins decided that choosing to answer the question was all it needed and I had to come to answer through follow-up . The poem that you want is called The...

Poetry: name of a poem, deaf policeman, folk rhyme
deaf policeman, folk rhyme, eeny meeny miny mo: Roy, This is one verse of one version of a folk rhyme which was prevalent in Victorian English playgrounds. There is no known title or author, but it is commonly referred to as Two Dead Boys . It is of the same ilk as the girls skipping rhymes, tongue...

Poetry: name of poet?, ted hope, joyce kilmer
ted hope, joyce kilmer, elderly mother: Kathy: I had problems finding your question in the answer I sent. Anyway, I cannot find the source . . . or even any of the lines. If you come up with more information -- like more lines that contain very significant or unusual words -- let me know,...

Poetry: narrative poems, ted nesbitt, narrative poems
ted nesbitt, narrative poems, complete poems: Anita: Your best bet is to visit your local library. Check the card catalog for narrative poems or narrative poetry. If there is no particular book of such poetry in your library s collection, you will have to look at the books of poetry, collections...

Poetry: I need your advice, leaving scars, new years day
leaving scars, new years day, scars and bruises: I m not sure what you mean by advice, can you expand your explanation? I will try to tell you what I think of it but remember I am only one person so don t let what I say encourage or discourage you much. In the third stanza you write leave do you...

Poetry: need analysis on this poem..., poem interpretations, o solitude
poem interpretations, o solitude, fox glove: Hi Koko, Once you understand the literal meaning of the poem, interpretations become much clearer. The speaker is telling us that If I must be alone, I don t want to be alone in the modern mess that people have created, where we see nothing and miss the...

Poetry: need help identifying poem...., first love by john clare, insane asylum
first love by john clare, insane asylum, dwelling place: Lynn, It is First Love by John Clare. It is 19th Century not 18th by the way. John Clare spent much of his life in an insane asylum but escaped in 1841 to look for his first love whom he thought he would be reunited with - he never was. He was...

Poetry: I need help, authors name, google
authors name, google, quotation: Frank, There are lots of quotations site on the internet. This is the oldest - use search with keywords; http://www.quotationspage.com/ There are dozens of them if you type quotations into google. Alternatively, send me the quotation. smiles,...

Poetry: I need your idea, river image, poem title
river image, poem title, image light: Davin: You re not wasting my valuable time. That time is wasted on people who send sentences from novels and ask for the name of the POEM and the POET! Here are my thoughts: Your general idea is about wasting time, but your use of images leaves...

Poetry: I need your idea, poem title, light a candle
poem title, light a candle, professional work: Davin This would be better addressed to those who offer analysis as a service! It seems a little disjointed - like several ideas strung together. It lacks cohesion because of this. The image of the candle is wasted by not conveying what it symbolises...

Poetry: I need your idea, poem title, writers groups
poem title, writers groups, intensifiers: I certainly found a lot of meaning in here, and a lot of good images too. It sounds like the narrator is in conflict with a loved one or close friend. Maybe saying something like, if you don t want me for good things then let me go because the world could...

Poetry: What needs to be edited in this poem?, silk purse, window sills
silk purse, window sills, spinach salad: Christine, The formatting that I had a question about was in ending part of your sentence on the following line. It is very confusing and actually rather ineffective. It causes the reader to read the one line as a sentence and then realize that the next...

Poetry: new poetry reader, rage rage against the dying of the light, rage against the dying of the light
rage rage against the dying of the light, rage against the dying of the light, poetry reader: Dear Amy, I offer a free 8 lesson course for beginners of poetry at http://webpages.charter.net/classicpoetry/understandingpoetry.htm Also for an analysis of Thomas s Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night (the poem that contains that line you mentioned),...

Poetry: Objectional Criticism, flowers in the attic, dark side of the moon
flowers in the attic, dark side of the moon, obscene amounts: Mark, Lines 9-13 seem to be the best part of this poem. I felt like you are being totally honest with your words, but they need to be worked so that they produce the desired affect. There is nothing necessarily poetic about it, which is fine. But to me,...

Poetry: Opening Lines, ted nesbitt, love by christopher marlowe
ted nesbitt, love by christopher marlowe, fragrant posies: Pat: Come live with me, and be my love. There was another famous poet -- actually England s Poet Laureate -- who used the same line. He was Daniel Day-Lewis father. All three poems are pasted below. Ted Nesbitt ********************* If you...

Poetry: Oscar Wilde analysis, oscar wilde the importance, poetry presentation
oscar wilde the importance, poetry presentation, karen alkalay gut: Dear Chris, Here is a bit of interesting info about Wilde and the stanza you asked about: http://www.geocities.com/~newgeneration/wilde/wilde_voice.html The poem was influenced by Wilde s two-year incarceration at that same jail, I think, and it is...

Poetry: Oscar Wilde, ballad of reading gaol, poetry criticism
ballad of reading gaol, poetry criticism, poetry series: Lisa: I hope that you have posted your question with other experts at this site. If you have, I believe that you ll get a number of points of view, and they will probably differ greatly. First of all, Oscar Wilde is not known for his poetry, with...

Poetry: old children's peom, helen hunt jackson, apple orchards
helen hunt jackson, apple orchards, yellow butterflies: Bonnie, No problem. I m not sure I understand your reference to how many other people but I can give you the other poem. It s September by Helen Hunt Jackson. September The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple...

Poetry: old children's poem, old poem, garden swing
old poem, garden swing, little nell: Penny, It is Which Loved Best by Joy Allison. Text below. smiles CL Washbrook Which Loved Best by Joy Allison “I love you, Mother,” said little John; Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on, And he was off to the garden swing, Leaving...

Poetry: old children's poem, edgar guest, pretty flower
edgar guest, pretty flower, dear christine: Dear Christine, The title of the poem is Nothing to Laugh At by Edgar Guest from his book When Day is Done. You can find a copy of it at the following site: http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:0WwdfTpzcJQJ:www.dominiopublico.gov.br/download/texto/gu010460.pdf+%22At+the+pretty+flower+which+I+stooped+to+smell%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2...

Poetry: an old poem, james whitcomb riley, red hot wire
james whitcomb riley, red hot wire, edgar a guest: Dear Christine: THIS HAS TO BE IT. I can see why your mother thought of Riley, but Guest is like Riley s first cousin! Nothing to Laugh At by Edgar A. Guest Taint nothin to laugh at as I can see! If you d been stung by a bumble bee, An ...

Poetry: once again i am stuck, ted nesbitt, robert herrick
ted nesbitt, robert herrick, rosebuds: Chris: The reader may NOT reach a conclusion, but the poet certainly did. Look at the last verse. A coy maiden might answer perhaps or maybe. Herrick is advising her NOT to do so. He says be NOT coy, and when you have the opportunity, MARRY....

Poetry: origin of line (quote?), oxford english dictionary, denny smith
oxford english dictionary, denny smith, oliver goldsmith: Matt, She Stoops to Conquer play by Oliver Goldsmith dated 1771 Spend your kisses well for tomorrow is all fool s eve (In the original text there is an erroneous full stop after kisses) The all is auxiliary because it is not definitive...

Poetry: Pablo Neruda, pablo neruda, reference librarian
pablo neruda, reference librarian, spanish poetry: Dear Francoise: You are missing the point in several respects: First, I greatly enjoy Allexperts and helping others. I do have problems with people who do not acknowledge the receipt of answers or who are not objective in their evaluations. I did...

Poetry: Please help!, language arts teacher, long long time
language arts teacher, long long time, 10th grade: Dzel, Not a usual school poem then. In that case, thinking in the broader field, it might be Anyone Lived in A Pretty How Town by EE Cummings. This is a Nonsense poem. It s a confusing thing to read to schoolchildren (who generally look to make sense...

Poetry: Please help me identify this poem, desert landscapes, checkerboard bar
desert landscapes, checkerboard bar, images of leaves: Greg, I have no idea what this poem is or who wrote it. I wish I did, it has definite potential. I ran a few line searches through publishing directories and the JSTOR academic journal catalogue and found nothing that matched, which means that it has...

Poetry: Please help!, ted nesbitt, full of sound and fury signifying nothing
ted nesbitt, full of sound and fury signifying nothing, sound and fury signifying nothing: Ruth: FOLLOW-UP I just came across this definition, that might be useful to you: Rabinowitz takes us a step further as he introduces us to the Rule of Hyperdense Intertextuality 3 to which he states ... any intertextual connection whatsoever is...

Poetry: Please, I'm Looking for a Poem, ted nesbitt, sitting by the fire
ted nesbitt, sitting by the fire, slow degrees: Margie: I couldnt find the poem in the version you sent me, but I found another version of it -- the author is listed as unknown. There are probably MANY more versions of it, since it seems to be passed from one person to another, ORALLY. Compare...

Poetry: Please translate this poem to english, gavil, pasla
gavil, pasla, crme: Love more powerful than death Count Child, by loves is a boy and he passed the sea; He is going to give water to his horse the morning of San Juan. While the horse drinks, he sings a sweet song all the birds of the sky stopped to listen...

Poetry: POEM IDENTIFICATION, falk richter, german playwright
falk richter, german playwright, little ditty: Dear Kevin, Falk Richter, a German playwright, has written a satirical piece called Seven Seconds/In God We Trust, but I cannot find any poem with the title, Seven Seconds. In my reseach I did notice that motivational speakers are claiming that we...

Poetry: POETRY, william cowper, dark complexion
william cowper, dark complexion, music historian: Clarence, Many people state that this is anonymous and that it begins with fleecy locks and is only a few lines long. I believe that it has been altered and butchered over the years. I know of at least one version where a line or two was added on the...

Poetry: Poem, synergy 2, spiritual garden
synergy 2, spiritual garden, classic poetry: Dear LaVerne, My condolence to the family members for their loss. Here are three possibilities: The poem In His Garden : http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?AuthorID=10347&id=109079 The hymn In the Garden : http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/garden.html...

Poetry: Poem by Archibald Macleish, archibald macleish, classic poetry
archibald macleish, classic poetry, poem about love: Dear Elisabeth, There is an anonymous quotation containing the same sentiment as the one you describe: If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don t, their love was never yours to begin with. I cannot...

Poetry: Poem analysis, nissim ezekiel, spacious lawns
nissim ezekiel, spacious lawns, poem analysis: Dear Igor, My research of this poem turned up Nils Clausson as the poet who wrote In the Garden. The speaker of the poem is revealing his companion s critical and often negative attitudes by portraying his comments made while visiting a formal garden....

Poetry: Poem I.D., marvelous poems, iowa test of basic skills
marvelous poems, iowa test of basic skills, google: Ah - well - sentences in tests like this are never from texts! They are invented by the examination board because they illustrate certain functions and uses within language or they are just standard sentences with odd nouns (to avoid being really dull) which...

Poetry: Poem for a funeral, gentle autumn rain, diamond glints
gentle autumn rain, diamond glints, gentle showers: David, My sympathies. As a teacher and mother I can think of nothing worse. This is a difficult one because although I can think of dozens of poems about funerals and death and the death of children poets do like to say the things which make us uncomfortable...

Poetry: Poem Identification, classic poetry, linda sue
classic poetry, linda sue, circumstance: Dear Justina Sanders, I found the following that might be what you re looking for on the site http://kaushalkavita.wordpress.com/ : “The Mile : People come into our lives and walk with us a mile, and then because of circumstance they only stay a while,...

Poetry: Poem Identification, invocation of the graces, mary mcdonald
invocation of the graces, mary mcdonald, louis simpson: Helen, I am afraid that I do not know of a poem that begins with that line. There is The Best Hour of the Night by Louis Simpson but that is obviously not the same. The closest I can think of is an ancient Scottish invocation for a maiden before her...

Poetry: Poem Interpretation, stanza 1, edith l tiempo
stanza 1, edith l tiempo, bright teeth: Dear Gerard, The speaker in the poem Bonsai is dramatizing her love for small things, especially things written on paper she can fold. But her love seems to have the desire to deliberately shrink things. It s called Bonsai because bonai is a small...

Poetry: Poem by J H Reynolds (1796-1852), intense collaboration, gutenberg project
intense collaboration, gutenberg project, macphail: Charles, I believe that there may be an American version of it on the Gutenberg Project site. It won t read exactly as it was in the original but hopefully the content will be similar. Some of the texts they transcribe are accurate and others are not....

Poetry: Poem name, horace walpole, classic poetry
horace walpole, classic poetry, tragety: Dear Kirsten, The quotation goes, Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think ; it is an often quoted aphorism of Horace Walpole, English author (1717 - 1797). Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aide/Historian ...

Poetry: Poem recommendation, bird migration, classic poetry
bird migration, classic poetry, writing a novel: Dear Stephen, A Wordsworth poem UPON SEEING A COLOURED DRAWING OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE IN AN ALBUM might work: http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww868.html Or Dickinson s A bird came down the walk :http://www.bartleby.com/113/2023.html Shelley s To...

Poetry: Poem, abou ben adhem, james leigh hunt
abou ben adhem, james leigh hunt, leigh hunt abou: Dear Carol, I think the title you want is Abou Ben Adhem by James Leigh Hunt: Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,...

Poetry: Poems for Children about Equality, shel silverstein, morning assembly
shel silverstein, morning assembly, linda sue: Dear April, Langston Hughes Theme for English B might work for your presentation: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/English_B.html Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Feature Writer for Poetry at http://poetry.suite101.com...

Poetry: Poems about cancer, poet laureate, w h auden
poet laureate, w h auden, list of poems: Dear Stephen, Ted Kooser, the current U.S. poet laureate, has a poem called At the Cancer Clinic : http://www.poems.com/threekoo.htm Anne Silver has a book called Bare Root: A Poet s Journey with Breast Cancer: http://www.annesilver.com W. H. Auden...

Poetry: Poet and info. for the following rhyme, trinity college cambridge, lord macaulay
trinity college cambridge, lord macaulay, thomas babington macaulay: Alan, This is a misquote from a poem called Horatius by Lord Macaulay (AKA Baron Macaulay AKA Thomas Babington Macaulay) in his book Lays of Ancient Rome . The stanza goes as follows, XXVII Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate:...

Poetry: Poetry, ted nesbitt, didactic poem
ted nesbitt, didactic poem, short vowel: Barbara: Will you settle for a three-letter poet? He was a monk with the name Orm. Here is a web site address and some information about him: http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Middle%20English There is a long didactic poem Ormulum by...

Poetry: Poetry, jk rowling, personal goal
jk rowling, personal goal, fair deal: Matt, Okay, I am going to be blunt here - to be helpful (you may hate me for a minute but you will understand what I mean). Saying that one is great always goes down badly and will set you back with publishers. One never knows whether one has talent...

Poetry: Poetry, acrostic poem, google
acrostic poem, google, best wishes: Hello Oren Hammerquist, The type of poem where the first letter of each line spells a word is called a Acrostic Poem . It could include two words, for example, Heartbreaking . In fact, there is a poem with that name which you could look up in Google....

Poetry: Poetry, franz werfel, george seaton
franz werfel, george seaton, song of bernadette: Linda: First of all, PLEASE complete the evaluation form that is attached to this message. If you don t, I will never know if you received my answer. Thank you -- most people get the answer they need and never consider responding to the volunteer in any...

Poetry: Poetry, delmore schwartz, classic poetry
delmore schwartz, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Megan, The speaker is a person observing the scene around him as he takes a walk. He remembers things in his past. And he concludes that we are here to learn and time spurs us on to deeper and deeper awareness. His audience is whoever will listen....

Poetry: My Poetry, english clothing, stomach pains
english clothing, stomach pains, writing poetry: Hi Poetry Dan, What an interesting poem. I really like it. It has a very interesting rhyme and meter. The overall effect is very playful and whimsical, with a surprising last line that makes you think and shakes you out of the playfulness. Keep writing!...

Poetry: Poetry, time restraints, lillian morrison
time restraints, lillian morrison, homework assignment: It s confusing but it seems like the first mention of time deals with people trying to race time or beat it and the second mention seems to suggest that the same force they try to race and beat is also a force that entraps them. This is an awkward comparison...

Poetry: Poetry, william carlos williams, william carlos williams poem
william carlos williams, william carlos williams poem, shrubbery: Bonnie It is most likely that you have remembered the title of a William Carlos Williams poem. If not, then I will look for another answer but this is the poem which immediately leaps to mind. Text below! smiles CL Washbrook April Is The Saddest...

Poetry: Poetry, literary perspective, rhetorical figure
literary perspective, rhetorical figure, personal background: Brian, Okay, so not one of the figures, simple and old. There is an old nursery rhyme which is about as simple as it gets. If the author was ever known then it has been lost and it is generally given the first line as a title. It doesn t have earth...

Poetry: Poetry from the 80's, eagle wind, jagged rocks
eagle wind, jagged rocks, ancient sea: Betsy, I think what you are looking for is Identity by Julio Noboa Polanco. Let them be as flowers, always watered, fed, guarded, admired, but harnessed to a pot of dirt. I d rather be a tall, ugly weed, clinging on cliffs, like an eagle wind-wavering...

Poetry: Poetry.com--How legit is it?, world competition, clunker
world competition, clunker, personal choice: My poem was chosen as #2 in the world competition. I got similar request. I did not accept. Where to spend the money is a matter of personal choice. I have however, heard similar complaints and stopped competing. Make your own choice, I have nothing...

Poetry: Poetry explication, simple poems, poetry explication
simple poems, poetry explication, little poem: Dear Nicholas, Williams Complete Destruction is just a simple little poem saying the cat died and after we buried her, we burned her bed and even the fleas died. So all that equals total destruction--of the cat, her bed, and the fleas. Williams...

Poetry: Poetry Identification, lucy larcom, pilgrim pathways
lucy larcom, pilgrim pathways, chris wilkinson: Christopher, I have done a line search through an academic journals repository and through several poetry and literature databases and I am almost certain that this is not a published poem. It is entirely plausible that it comes from a hymn, the style...

Poetry: Poetry Identification, elizabeth barrett browning, robert tannahill
elizabeth barrett browning, robert tannahill, james macpherson: Matthew, I think it is most likely to be a misquote of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; My dream is of an island place Which distant seas keep lonely A little island, on whose face The stars are watchers only Those bright still stars! they need not seem...

Poetry: Poetry identification, ted nesbitt, libel slander
ted nesbitt, libel slander, grammar question: Dear Patty: Thank you very much for your words of encouragement. I have had a number of problems in the five areas at Allexperts where I volunteer. Just recently, I answered a grammar question within 20 minutes after I received it. The questioner...

Poetry: Poetry interpretation, helene johnson, poetry interpretation
helene johnson, poetry interpretation, how droll: As far as a main theme; to me it seems like an older woman who s attracted to her sexy young neighbor. In that respect I think the poem is pretty straight forward. It s refreshing to see a poem from a woman s point of view that deals with an older woman and...

Poetry: Poetry Search, walt whitman, poetry search
walt whitman, poetry search, classic poetry: Dear Debbie, Walt Whitman is credited with this quotation: Oh, to be alive in such an age when miracles are everywhere and every inch of common air throbs a tremendous prophecy of greater marvels yet to be. http://www.wowzone.com/news.htm I cannot...

Poetry: Poetry of William James Lampton, quotation dictionaries, army colonels
quotation dictionaries, army colonels, american expeditionary forces: Janet: Here s the follow up to my earlier response. I did go to my local public library, which is medium-sized, and could not locate the source of the quoted lines in Granger s Index to Poetry. And I checked eight editions of that index. Three of Lampton...

Poetry: Poetry, ted nesbitt, faber and faber
ted nesbitt, faber and faber, sylvia plath: Corinne: Ariel. London: Faber and Faber, 1965; New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Ted Nesbitt ************************************************************* When you do not acknowledge that you have received my answer to your question (by comments,...

Poetry: Poets name, spencer public library, ted nesbitt
spencer public library, ted nesbitt, spencer iowa: Dear Renee: Being a librarian myself, I know the frustration you feel. I have tried many sources -- print and online -- but I found nothing that matches your question. I would suggest contacting the Spencer Public Library directly. The town is small,...

Poetry: Poket size poem books, poems and songs of robert burns, ted nesbitt
poems and songs of robert burns, ted nesbitt, songs of robert burns: Dear Liesel: They have some value. You can find them listed at many antiquarian dealers and used book stores, by searching for them using Google. Here is just one listing: http://www.usedbookcentral.com/texis/ubc/searchbooks,author,Burns_Robert,jump,100.html...

Poetry: paradise lost by milton, greek and roman mythology, gnostic gospels
greek and roman mythology, gnostic gospels, dead sea scrolls: Raymond, Paradise Lost is not only based upon Scripture. It is also based on other religious texts, pagan (Greek and Roman) mythology and philosophical texts of the time. There are also many other writers who have been linked to the ideas within Paradise...

Poetry: pentasyllabic feet?, uuu uu, uu uu
uuu uu, uu uu, uuu uuu: Jan, I think that the main problem you are encountering is that you are treating each word as a foot. This is not the case. Although all the sounds of a word go together, the stresses are often split within the metre of the poem. sometimes one has to...

Poetry: a phrase from "Away" by James Whitcomb Riley, james whitcomb riley, ted nesbitt
james whitcomb riley, ted nesbitt, word origin: Dear M. Boyd: I have a feeling you got the line from an internet site, perhaps one about a memoriam. After spending way too much time checking dictionaries and word origin sources, I returned to your question this afternoon for another try. This time...

Poetry: please help me find poem, autumn snow, classic poetry
autumn snow, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Marc, The following site has the poem and also some discussion about its author and the various versions that exist: http://www.businessballs.com/donotstandatmygraveandweep.htm Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: please identify the poem, ee cummings, called life
ee cummings, called life, capital letters: Betsy, It is i carry your heart with me by ee cummings. Full text below. The lack of punctuation and capital letters is correct; ee cummings never used them, not even in his name! Poem text: i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i...

Poetry: poem, harcourt brace and company, ted nesbitt
harcourt brace and company, ted nesbitt, poetry anthology: Linda: Here is the complete poem -- it was difficult to type and I went over it several times to make sure that I had typed it exactly as it was printed in the book. Incidentally, because of some really terrible experiences with questioners, I am no longer...

Poetry: poem, ted nesbitt, npr web
ted nesbitt, npr web, npr affiliate: FOLLOW-UP: Negative results. The librarian at NPR has searched the database of that organization back to 1991. She cannot find anything like what you wrote. She tried many different approaches to searching -- using the words you gave and variations...

Poetry: poem, belfast lough, derek mahon
belfast lough, derek mahon, international date line: Dear cloudy, The moustache has been shaved off by the mortician apparently, or perhaps the moustache was fake, because the speaker also notes that his thick horn-rimmed spectacles are missing. He was jailed for labor union fraud. The 3rd stanza shows...

Poetry: poem, rare perfumes, poem hope
rare perfumes, poem hope, god books: Dear Fran, In the second stanza the speaker claims that books talk endlessly but without purpose. They do not talk to people or dishes, so even though they seem to have to talk, the speaker thinks they have nothing to offer. Books is the controlling...

Poetry: What is this poem?, names of goddesses, stars in the meadow
names of goddesses, stars in the meadow, neath stars: Sofia, You re lucky I m not a fusty old snob and love all kinds of music. Music is the most common form of poetry these days, people just don t realise it. This isn t a poem. It s a folk song by Charlie Murphy. It s on the album Burning Times and...

Poetry: What poem is this?, farmer smith, mom and dad
farmer smith, mom and dad, red smith: Jack, I ve heard talk about this poem before but I have yet to find an actual copy of it. The title is allegedly Farmer Smith and his Team of Mules and the author is unknown as yet. The quotes that I have heard also have the opening as Red Smith...

Poetry: a poem, kind deeds, thunder sound
kind deeds, thunder sound, hemans: Diane, The only poem I can think of that mostly fits the information is Casabianca by Felicia Hemans. There is only one boy but the rest fits. It is a true story and although the first line has become famous - mostly through parodies of the first...

Poetry: poem, ted nesbitt, scripture song
ted nesbitt, scripture song, solemn vow: Dear Clare: The words are actually NOT poetry as such. They are based on two passages from scripture -- Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, verses 10-13; Chapter 8, verses 6-7. They are part of the traditional Anglican [in the United States, Episcopalian] wedding...

Poetry: Which poem, hippogriff, s vision
hippogriff, s vision, impossible things: Marilyn, It is not from a poem. This is Oscar Wilde s vision of the future of art. Dragons will wander about the waste places, and the phoenix will soar from her nest of fire into the air. We shall lay our hands upon the Basilisk, and see the jewel...

Poetry: poem on abortion, sad poem, extreme step
sad poem, extreme step, literary merit: Brenda, I do not know of any signed Unborn child but that may be a liberty taken by a website. I think what you are after is the amateur offering below. It has been used on American pro-life websites and gained new life when one state took the extreme...

Poetry: poem by Charles Harpur, death poems, harpur
death poems, harpur, 1865: Yes, obviously it was written before then but there is no possible way of knowing when. Only six major texts were actually published during his lifetime, six more were published after his death. Poems is the text which this appeared in and it was published...

Poetry: a poem called "incident in Hyde Park", ted nesbitt, hyde park london
ted nesbitt, hyde park london, upper class men: Dear Jo: I m sorry for failing you in the knowledge area, since I could not find the poem. IF it actually exists and you find it, would you please send me a copy or let me know where you found it. I guess you already had the story about the actual...

Poetry: poem formats, rhyme scheme, writing poetry
rhyme scheme, writing poetry, best of luck: Jenna, It is as numerous as the mind can think. You don t even need a rhyme scheme. You can do an A-B-C-D-A-B-C-D. Whatever works for you. I have even tried somethings that don t necessarily have a pattern, but have a system. As long as you like it...

Poetry: poem identification, ted nesbitt, poet laureate of england
ted nesbitt, poet laureate of england, john masefield: The poem was written by John Masefield, poet laureate of England from 1930 until his death in 1967. Here is the complete poem: A Wanderer s Song A WIND S in the heart of me, a fire s in my heels, I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels;...

Poetry: poem identification, civic award, gracious man
civic award, gracious man, youth spring: Tim, No poem strikes me as fitting but it does sound like it could be a translation of Ludwig Borne, a German political writer and satirist in the late 18th and early 19th centurys. I have not heard it translated exactly like that but it sounds very similar....

Poetry: The poem: Shopshire Lad, ted nesbitt, shropshire lad
ted nesbitt, shropshire lad, british poet: Ann: The Shropshire Lad was a collection of poetry written by the British poet, A. E. Housman. I have scoured the poetry looking for the line you mentioned, and I cannot find it, even though it sounds so familiar. I am sure that it is Housman s line....

Poetry: poem or saying?, native american proverbs, zen philosophy
native american proverbs, zen philosophy, classic poetry: Dear Linda, One web site attributes the saying to the Utes: Don t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me that we may be as one. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Native_American_proverbs Another claims...

Poetry: poem source for a line of poetry (I think), ted nesbitt, george costanza
ted nesbitt, george costanza, marine biologist: Rick: Can t find ANY poem, but it is a famous line from the Marine Biologist episode of Seinfeld. Spoken by George Costanza: The sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. Now, if you want poems about...

Poetry: poem about tomlinson whose soul is forfeit, ted nesbitt, rudyard kipling
ted nesbitt, rudyard kipling, berkeley square: Dear Alec: The poem is called Tomlinson, and it was written by Rudyard Kipling. Ted Nesbitt Here is the complete text, in case you don t have all of it: Tomlinson by Rudyard Kipling Now Tomlinson gave up the ghost at his house in Berkeley...

Poetry: Can this poem be translated into Spanish, please?, de las sombras, valle de las sombras
de las sombras, valle de las sombras, fearful glade: Estoy en casa, en el paraíso queridos míos ¡Oh!¡Tan feliz y tan radiante! hay una perfecta belleza en esta luz eterna. Se fueron el dolor y la tristeza Todo el sufrimiento quedó atrás Yo estoy al fin para siempre en paz A salvo en mi hogar, el...

Poetry: Which poem?, gentle autumn rain, ted nesbitt
gentle autumn rain, ted nesbitt, diamond glints: Dear Morwen: The poem is entitled I Did Not Die. Several people have claimed to have written variations of it, but, generally, the author is unknown. John Wayne read it as a eulogy at the funeral of his friend, film director, Howard Hawks. Here...

Poetry: Two poems, 1 serious, 1 humorous, woman speaker, classic poetry
woman speaker, classic poetry, two poems: Dear Doc Wright, The Auden poem is The Quarry : http://www.themediadrome.com/content/poetry/auden_the_quarry.htm In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day is by X.J. Kennedy: http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/303272.html Hope this helps. Blessings,...

Poetry: poems about breast cancer, vocabulary level, love poem
vocabulary level, love poem, breast cancer: First of congradulations for the health of his grandmother! That s awsome. In regards to the poem, this is a little tricky. how old is the child? Mainly I want to know his vocabulary level so he doesn t trip over words. Also do you want the poem to deal...

Poetry: The poet Klopstock, friedrich gottlieb klopstock, wife johanna
friedrich gottlieb klopstock, wife johanna, german poet: I´m not sure, but try these books Klopstock and his friends: A series of familiar letters, written between the years 1750 and 1803 by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Memoirs of Frederick and Margaret Klopstock by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ...

Poetry: poetry, romantic style, creativity
romantic style, creativity, imagery: 1.-let your mind float freely 2.-let your pen follow your mind 3.-let your heart feel love to somebody 4.-let your heart dictate a command 5.-let the mind dictate to the pen 6.-let yourself be yourself and when you are able to write love,...

Poetry: poetry, william cullen bryant, classic poetry
william cullen bryant, classic poetry, dear joan: Dear Joan, The following article should help you with your study of William Cullen Bryant s The Murdered Traveller : http://american-poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/bryants_the_murdered_traveller Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: poetry, romantic style, best of luck
romantic style, best of luck, creativity: Jake, I would suggest that you read poetry and also delve into other things. Get into art or reading other books or experiencing new things. It will give you new things that you will be able to relate things to. I think that all of these are ways of increasing...

Poetry: poetry, o solitude, fox glove
o solitude, fox glove, classic poetry: Dear kokk, The poem is quite simple. In the octave of the sonnet the speaker addresses solitude telling it that if he has to reamin alone, he prefers to do in the country rather than the city. But then in the sestet he says he d really rather be able...

Poetry: poetry, ted nesbitt, green revolution
ted nesbitt, green revolution, third attempt: Mike: This is my THIRD attempt to get my response to you. Allexperts is doing weird things lately. I would not use the phrase as a title, unless your poetry is about water conservation. The phrases green revolution and blue revolution carry with...

Poetry: poetry, poetry readers, social activism
poetry readers, social activism, symbolic meanings: Hi Mike, I think Blue Revolution is a wonderful title. Most poetry readers are also environmentalists. Blue Revolution hints at so many themes: the ocean (with all its symbolic meanings), environmentalism, modernism, social activism. It has certainly...

Poetry: poetry, word blue, conotation
word blue, conotation, country settings: I m not entirely sure if I like it or not. The word blue makes me think The Sad revolution. I m not sure if you are thinking of sad when you use the word blue but that s a conotation it brings. So I would somwhat expect the book to be about the struggles...

Poetry: poetry, famous english poets, english poet laureate
famous english poets, english poet laureate, poet laureates: Alex, My answer remains the same. Geoffrey Chaucer is the only Poet Laureate I know of who has notably used the idea of madness in March. The orginal lines are; For thogh this somonour wood were as an hare, To telle his harlotrye I wol nat spare;...

Poetry: poetry, modernist poet, double edged sword
modernist poet, double edged sword, epic poems: Hello, I will try to answer your question, but as the scope here is quite wide I am afraid it will be vague. Question 1 and 3 will be impossible to answer, at least in short. There are far too many types of poetry to list. In addition free form poetry...

Poetry: poetry, gwendolyn brooks, poor neighborhood
gwendolyn brooks, poor neighborhood, classic poetry: Dear Kristina, Boy Breaking Glass focuses on a boy in a poor neighborhood. Because of his poverty, he is unable to fully participate in life and art. So breaking glass becomes a manner of self-expression. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue...

Poetry: poetry critiques, essays about poems, how to write poetry
essays about poems, how to write poetry, poetry critiques: Dear Natalie, On my Classic Poetry web site, I offer an exercise in writing essays about poems. You might look at it to see if it is helpful. The article is at http://www.geocities.com/classicpoetry/lapislazuli1.html Hope this helps. Blessings,...

Poetry: poetry interpretation, eighth grade daughter, poetry interpretation
eighth grade daughter, poetry interpretation, studying poetry: Dear Patricia, I maintain a web site called Classic Poetry at http://www.geocities.com/classicpoetry/ devoted to helping students study poetry. And I also offer a course in understanding poetry at http://www.suite101.com/course.cfm/16948/seminar. ...

Poetry: poetry line identification, poetry anthologies, martin luther king
poetry anthologies, martin luther king, person claims: Dear Barb: BE THE BEST OF WHATEVER YOU ARE I can remember this poem being recited when I was in grade school, and you don t want to know when that was. For years, people have tried to pinpoint the actual author, but no one has been successful -- and...

Poetry: poetry reading, drama coach, classic poetry
drama coach, classic poetry, proper emphasis: Dear David, Here are some possibilites: When you come the quoted material, you can pause just briefly and then speak the words louder or softer. If the words are a possible lie, you can indicate it by rolling your eyes, looking up, or shaking your...

Poetry: my poetry, bi polar disorder, lori anne
bi polar disorder, lori anne, poetry workshops: Dear Lori Anne, You should keep writing your poetry, if you want to write it. If you want to seek criticism of its merits, that s fine too. But if someone offers negative criticism, let that help you write better, if possible, but don t worry about whether...

Poetry: poets, odd question, cretin
odd question, cretin, poets: What an odd question? The poem which won me an award took 12 minutes to write! I may write all day and then not at all for days or weeks if I feel down but there was a time when I wrote for hours every day! There is no amount! A learner should...

Poetry: Could you possibly identify a poem?, ae housman, robert louis stevenson
ae housman, robert louis stevenson, home is the hunter: There are two possibilities, but they are connected. The following is Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson (it is inscribed on his gravestone). Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid...

Poetry: Question?, camel caravan, robert louis stevenson
camel caravan, robert louis stevenson, golden apples: Robert Louis Stevenson (book - A Child s Garden of Verses) Poem X Travel I should like to rise and go Where the golden apples grow;-- Where below another sky Parrot islands anchored lie, And, watched by cockatoos and goats, Lonely Crusoes building...

Poetry: Question about "When I Was One-and-Twenty" by A.E. Housman, examples of literary devices, classic poetry
examples of literary devices, classic poetry, housman: Dear Amanda, Housman s When I Was One-and-Twenty metaphorically contrasts giving love to giving away items of monetary value, and advises that one give the money but not the love. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Question, guidance tips, swallows nest
guidance tips, swallows nest, love poem: I m sure you re a fine writer, have some confidence in yourself! Trust me you can write a good poem. Here s the problem, there s a lot of love poems and you don t want to sound cheesy with it. A love poem is one of the hardest poems to write well. I recommend...

Poetry: Quote from e.e. cummings, gvsu edu, quotation websites
gvsu edu, quotation websites, george stade: Dear Liz, It seems likely that the quotation Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit, does not belong to E. E. Cummings; although it is widely attributed to him. ...

Poetry: another question about T. A. Daly, harcourt brace and company, ted nesbitt
harcourt brace and company, ted nesbitt, humorous poems: Marie: One of your problems in finding the poem is your spelling of Daly s name. His middle name is Augustine. I have tracked down two or three of his poems in the past. Only two of them are available on the internet. Yours is NOT one of those two....

Poetry: Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ode to Beauty, ralph waldo emerson, emerson ode to beauty
ralph waldo emerson, emerson ode to beauty, ode to beauty: Dear Jennifer, Emerson s Ode to Beauty is about beauty. The speaker considers what beauty means and how it attracts all the senses: not only is he aware that he sees beauty, but hears, smells, feels and tastes it. He finds beauty everywhere, not just...

Poetry: 'The Raven ' by Poe, lost lenore, classic poetry
lost lenore, classic poetry, dear ruth: Dear Ruth, I don t think that the lost Lenore represents an actual person. Poe s wife became a virtual invalid in 1842 but did not die until 1847, and his poem The Raven appeared in 1845. So if one wants to interpret Lenore as his lost wife, that...

Poetry: Who's the REAL author?, inspirational poem, reference librarians
inspirational poem, reference librarians, sports heroes: Lucinda: I don t know how much light I can shed on this subject. I belong to a group of international reference librarians -- more than 1600 strong in all parts of the world -- and we first got this question in April, 1996. Although many people had various...

Poetry: Re: EXAMPLE OF POETRY WITH SAME THEMES, rhythm voice, examples of poems
rhythm voice, examples of poems, classic poetry: Dear Brett, W. H. Auden’s Musée des Beaux Arts and William Carlos Williams Landscape with the Fall of Icarus share the same theme: http://poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/williams_and_auden Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: Re: Poetry, henry wadsworth longfellow, william wordsworth
henry wadsworth longfellow, william wordsworth, poem title: Dear Diane, I don t recognize Benorie, Benorie as a poem title. Do you mean Henry Wadsworth Longfellow or William Wordsworth perhaps? I need a more specific request to be able to help you. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Re: Poetry, john keats, google search
john keats, google search, poetry forms: Diane, For a ten minute presentation you should make sure that you give more time to the focus, whether that is the poem or the poet s life, than to the rest of the information. Background: A google search on the name John Keats will turn up a lot...

Poetry: Re: Poetry, william butler yeats, tyger by william blake
william butler yeats, tyger by william blake, great poems: God, you are lucky; these are two great poems. If I have time soon then I will brush up on these and help you more. For now I can tell you both poems ask spiritual questions about God; you should be able to find a lot of similarities in this regard. Honestly,...

Poetry: Re: Poetry, classic poetry, linda sue
classic poetry, linda sue, preludes: Dear Diane, Here s a little bit of commentary on the Preludes : http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/107.html And here is a longer essay that discusses the poem: http://www.literatureclassics.com/essays/1000/ Hope this helps. Blessings,...

Poetry: Real author,, ted nesbitt, mr windle
ted nesbitt, mr windle, inspirational poem: Dear John, copr.1923 No.248 by,The House of Art,N.Y. This means that the work was copyrighted in 1923 by The House of Art in New York. As simple as that. I wish I could give evidence to support that Wintle is the author, but I haven t found anything...

Poetry: Rhyme and syntax, classic poetry, exact question
classic poetry, exact question, linda sue: Dear Dave, I don t think one can usefully focus on whether one is given slack because the job was difficult. The only thing that matters is whether the poem works well or not. You have to be one to decide if your poem is working. Every critic has...

Poetry: Rhymes which rhyme when read but not when spoken, rupert brooke, spoken poetry
rupert brooke, spoken poetry, creative license: Hello, I do this myself sometimes when writing. It is not actually a method or form, or even a rule. It is just poetic license and a play on words. There are other times when a poet will intentionally mispronounce a word to make it rhyme. Sometimes the...

Poetry: Rhymes which rhyme when read but not when spoken, germanic dialects, rupert brooke
germanic dialects, rupert brooke, phonetic rules: Mera, No, it is quite the other way around. Most poetry is meant to be read aloud. Although, poets are obviously conscious of the fact that that it is also read silently by the reader. In this case, the aural and visual are both relevant as the look...

Poetry: Rilke's epitaph., twists and turns, academic debate
twists and turns, academic debate, rilke: Fernando, This is actually a topic of much academic debate, never resolved satisfactorily. So there is no accepted answer which I can give here. I can tell you what I think though. Rilke used the image of the rose a lot throughout his poetry but he...

Poetry: Robert Browning, ted nesbitt, quotation books
ted nesbitt, quotation books, browning robert: Carolyn: My eyes are blurred. I have spent the last two+ hours looking through quotation books -- about 30 -- and some biographies of Browning. I cannot find the SOURCE of the remark. In other words, I cannot find any expert who has been able to identify...

Poetry: Robert Frost, robert herrick to the virgins, robert frost the road
robert herrick to the virgins, robert frost the road, robert herrick: Dear Deneux, For Frost s The Road Not Taken you will find the following site useful: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/road.htm And for Herrick s To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time see http://www.enotes.com/search/?q=herrick&site=enotes...

Poetry: Robert Frost: Acquainted with the night, robert frost acquainted with the night, unearthly height
robert frost acquainted with the night, unearthly height, furthest city light: Art, Robert Frost often writes about rural New England, where he lived - he loved the place. This is about the city. He uses the night-time to show the loneliness of a city. Night-time is a time to think introspectively, to be alone. In his rural home...

Poetry: Robert Frost poems, robert frost poems, ted nesbitt
robert frost poems, ted nesbitt, poem by robert frost: Robin: I found -- luckily -- your second question in your ratings of my first answer. [Thanks for the kind words.] I ll do my best to find your poem, but I d like to ask a favor of you. Would you be willing to post the Esther question at the poetry...

Poetry: Robert Frost, classic poetry, linda sue
classic poetry, linda sue, uiuc edu: Dear Travis, The following sites offer some discussion of Frost s poems: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/frost.htm http://www.literaryhistory.com/20thC/Frost.htm Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Robert Herrick, robert herrick, time by robert herrick
robert herrick, time by robert herrick, english poet: Dear Franca: I m sorry that you felt I should be penalized for my lack of timeliness in responding to you. As I tried to explain, I have noticed problems with the Allexperts site in delivering questions to my inbox. You really should have sent the 9...

Poetry: On Romantic poems, lucy gray, formal freedom
lucy gray, formal freedom, romantic poets: John, You must have a terrible teacher! Romanticism reduced to the basics; The Romantics came about after The Enlightenment , which touted reason above all else. Romanticism may not have been an actual reaction against reason but it was certainly...

Poetry: Roy Croft, blue mountain arts, roy croft
blue mountain arts, roy croft, vanity press: Ian: I have had questions about Roy Croft and this particular poem many, many times. I wish I could provide you with detailed information, but no one has been able to find any. Several years ago, I posted a question about him to a difficult reference...

Poetry: Rudyard Kipling, rudyard kipling, birth of time
rudyard kipling, birth of time, aryan: Claude, I assume that you want the full text and not merely the title; it is below! I do not know where you read it laid out like this but these lines have been split up, this format is wrong. The format below is accurate! smiles CL Washbrook ...

Poetry: Rudyard Kipling, rudyard kipling, sad poem
rudyard kipling, sad poem, helen hope: Dear Helen, The following article should help with your reading of Kipling s Helen All Alone : http://british-poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/kiplings_helen_all_alone (BTW, my mother s name was Helen!) Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes...

Poetry: Rudyard Kipling's IF, rudyard kipling, question pool
rudyard kipling, question pool, connotations: David, I am answering this question to clear it from the pit of sacrificial questions. Experts send questions here to die when they don t want to answer them and I am trying to clear some of them. There are various connotations to the line - the main...

Poetry: do you recognize this, bergen belsen concentration camp, menuhin yehudi
bergen belsen concentration camp, menuhin yehudi, yehudi menuhin: Yes, I do recognize this. Although you have not asked, I m going to infer that you want to know who said this. The dudes name is Yehudi Menuhin or Baron Menuhin; (Yehudi, in Hebrew, means Jew) He was born in NYC 1916 and just died in 1999. He was a...

Poetry: regarding summary of poems, ted nesbitt, love by christopher marlowe
ted nesbitt, love by christopher marlowe, google search: Dear Ashok: There are so many! There are many analyses or critiques of this poem [and they ALL INCLUDE SUMMARIES THAT ARE ESSENTIALLY PARAPHRASES OF THE LINES OF THE POEM -- available in books in your library and in a number of online databases. If...

Poetry: Your reply, ted nesbitt, object of the preposition
ted nesbitt, object of the preposition, prepositional phrases: Dear Gawaine: This is the message I sent to you on Dec. 29, 2003 -- Gawaine: I would hardly call this poem, or any of Mina Loy s other poems, representative of modern poetry. They are not, in my opinion, gems. The fact that they were lost for...

Poetry: research paper, theodore roethke, childhood experiences
theodore roethke, childhood experiences, little ritual: Dear Kayla, Here are my responses to your questions about Roethke s My Papa s Waltz : 1. Do you think Roethke s motivation for writing this poem came from his own childhood experiences? Yes 2. Do you think that Roethke s own alcoholism had any...

Poetry: rhetoric in poetry, modernist poets, classic poetry
modernist poets, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Lisa, Rhetoric is the study of discourse or the study of the use of language. So rhetoric vis-a-vis T. S. Eliot and the moderns would be the study of their use of language in their art. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: richard cory, yeats sailing to byzantium, sailing to byzantium
yeats sailing to byzantium, sailing to byzantium, poem hope: Dear Nords, W. B. Yeats Sailing to Byzantium dramatizes the speaker s feelings about aging. In the last stanza, the speaker claims he will not return to a physical or natural body that gets old and dies, but rather he will be a golden bird like the...

Poetry: robert frost, ted nesbitt, complete poems
ted nesbitt, complete poems, randall thompson: Emily: I could tell you some of my favorite ones, like Stopping by Woods and The Road Not Taken. The composer, Randall Thompson, took seven of Frost s poems and set them to music. The collection is called Frostiana. Check your local library to...

Poetry: robert frosts stopping by woods on a snowy evening, robert frosts, stopping by woods on a snowy evening
robert frosts, stopping by woods on a snowy evening, harness bells: Dear Katherine, Like most of Frost s poems, Stopping By Woods can be read on several levels and, again like most of his poems, you can ignore them all and still enjoy the surface meaning, which is beautifully evocative. Just below the surface there...

Poetry: robyn c. in need of help, licorice whip, christmas box
licorice whip, christmas box, red ribbon: Dear Robyn, Here are the web site and the email address of the poet, J Rhodes, who wrote DUBBEL ZOET : http://web.mac.com/jakalshehun/iWeb/cv/Home.html jakalshehun@mac.com. I suggest you write her and ask her personally. She should be able to give...

Poetry: roy croft, elizabeth barrett browning, mari nichols
elizabeth barrett browning, mari nichols, roy croft: Dear Lucie, I see Why Marriage all over the web, but no dates for Mari Nichols-Haining. Why not use How Do I Love Thee? (http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display/poem261.html) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)? It s a much better poem. ...

Poetry: Safely Home Poem, ted nesbitt, roanoke memorial hospital
ted nesbitt, roanoke memorial hospital, poem safely home: Dear Nicole: Thank you for sharing this information with me. I will look for the poem, but I wish I had more to go on. I am assuming that you have already sent me the words, but I have answered more than 5,000 questions in five different categories at...

Poetry: Searching for a poem, darkness darkness, tears of rain
darkness darkness, tears of rain, pablo neruda: Michael: This is the only poem I can find -- by a well-known poet -- that has the phrase tongue of death. Nothing But Death by Pablo Neruda There are cemeteries that are lonely, graves full of bones that do not make a sound, the heart moving...

Poetry: Short question on use of the term 'lyric'., ted nesbitt, lyric poem
ted nesbitt, lyric poem, reader audience: Elizabeth: Your question was sent two hours ago. I don t know why I just got it! Must be the miserable weather we re having. Either way is correct, but if your reader/audience is not poetry-oriented, you might want to use the second, in Shelley s...

Poetry: Shoulder The Sky, oxford english dictionary, poetry indexes
oxford english dictionary, poetry indexes, shoulder the sky: Dear Shlomo: I can find no evidence that the phrase, shoulder the sky, appeared in writing BEFORE Housman used it in his poem. Therefore, I must conclude that he coined the expression. Housman used the idea of shouldering -- lifting or propping...

Poetry: Sir Philip Sidney. Astrophel and Stella, sir philip sidney, astrophel and stella
sir philip sidney, astrophel and stella, classic poetry: Dear Ahmed, To paraphrase you restate the lines in your own words, making sure you keep the same tense, person, and number for the verbs, the same person for the pronouns. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aide ...

Poetry: Sonnets, shakespeare sonnet, nothing like the sun
shakespeare sonnet, nothing like the sun, pleasing sound: If you wanted to follow some tradition you could write a Sonnet about love. If you want to know how to do it well, look at Shakespeare and use him to fiff off of. One thing I have done is taken Shakespeare and re-written it in modern language, and changed...

Poetry: Sorry to hear you're not in the answers business any more, high school yearbook, ted nesbitt
high school yearbook, ted nesbitt, jumble sale: Evie: I have searched every poetry index we have [about 20] and I also searched Granger s Index online, which has about 180,000 poems in it. I had no luck. I sent the question to our group of reference librarians, about 1700 of us around the world....

Poetry: Source of poem, ted nesbitt, laurence perrine
ted nesbitt, laurence perrine, hazel felleman: Dear Douglas: I don t see a question here. I suppose that you are making reference to Longenecker as the most likely author of the poem. My original answer also referred to him, but more conclusive evidence tends to go with Wintle as the actual author....

Poetry: Speeches, poetry interpretations, dramatic poetry
poetry interpretations, dramatic poetry, classic poetry: Dear Tara, Any of Shakespeare s plays will provide useful dramatic poetry. Check out the following site for poetry interpretations: http://stonegulch.net/classicpoetry/classicpoetryindex.html Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic...

Poetry: Stacy Kozakavich, kaweah co, ted nesbitt
kaweah co, ted nesbitt, lexis nexis: Paul: I just completed searching the Gale database, Literature Research, and Lexis-Nexis, which covers newspapers all over the world. There is NO mention of this person s name in either source. There are more than 3 BILLION records in Lexis-Nexis...

Poetry: Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, by Robert Frost, stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, stopping by the woods
stopping by the woods on a snowy evening, stopping by the woods, untouched land: Hello, Though the poem first strikes you as a simple beautiful poem of a man stopping to admire the snow fall... The poem seems to show a deeper meaning - disconnection. The very beginning of the poem he is quick to point out that the person who owns...

Poetry: Structure of a poem, structure of a poem, versification
structure of a poem, versification, title style: Valerie, This is a huge question. One could write an entire book on structure but at its most basic we are talking about rhyme, rhythm and meter. The pattern of the rhymes, versification (or lack of it), tempo, whether it conforms to a standard form such...

Poetry: I am seeking the Author and Title of the poem, little bits and pieces, ann landers
little bits and pieces, ann landers, desire one: Pam: Various people have extracted lines and added their own lines to form a new version of this description of love. The original is NOT a poem, but a column written by Ann Landers. Here is the complete text: Infatuation is fleeting desire --...

Poetry: shelley, sea blooms, thorns of life
sea blooms, thorns of life, ode to the west wind: I m sorry its taken me so long to get back to you. You re right on with your answers. When you see the word like connected to two different images its often a simile. here s a simile Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing The like ...

Poetry: My sister learned a poem in..., little nose, little mouth
little nose, little mouth, dorothy parker: Dear Patricia, I should probably have mentioned that Dorothy Parker wrote many poems under the banner Love Song . This is not the most famous, so if you are seeking a copy then I am fairly sure that it is number 13 (XIII). smiles, C L Washbrook...

Poetry: song lyric, hello darkness my old friend, neon god
hello darkness my old friend, neon god, subway walls: Dear Kellen, The lyric, Sounds of Silence, expresses the speaker s dissatisfaction with people and his environment. He particularly finds neon light distasteful. He accuses people of not really communicating with one another. The final stanza is...

Poetry: song lyric, hello darkness my old friend, neon god
hello darkness my old friend, neon god, subway walls: This is out of my field but I hope these two articals help. Cheers, Ivan The Sound of Silence is the song that propelled the 1960s folk duo Simon and Garfunkel to popularity. It was written by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the assassination of...

Poetry: song script, classic poetry, foot note
classic poetry, foot note, linda sue: Dear Alireza, Many CD s have the lyric to songs on the album. Also you can find online the words to many songs. Just type in the title on your search engine. Also there are numerous sites that offers the words to many songs. For example, the following...

Poetry: song, beautiful world, song lyrics
beautiful world, song lyrics, idiomatic expression: Luke, Song lyrics are only sometimes akin to poetry. They are often chosen simply for the sound and only a few actually have poetic merit. This is guesswork but it sounds as though this is about the state of the world. Bones sinking like stones...

Poetry: speakers attitude, coy mistress, lit class
coy mistress, lit class, correct answer: Sarah There is no correct answer here! The crux of the issue is whether you believe that he means everything that he is saying or if he is just saying it to get her into bed (which he is - but does he mean it?). He worships her with words but also...

Poetry: spoken word, example of alliteration, spoken word poetry
example of alliteration, spoken word poetry, slam poetry: It s hard to define what spoken word poetry because it s such a dynamic and changing thing. however here is a general overview of what the term spoken word is and where it came from. 1) How would you define spoken word? Is it poetry? Spoken Word originated...

Poetry: i am stuck, african ancestry, haitian revolution
african ancestry, haitian revolution, louverture: Hello, This poem is him questioning the school system in which he was a student. He question why they taught some things, but would not teach about others, namely his African ancestry.. He thinks the important teachings were left out on purpose. Such...

Poetry: studying different types of poetry, ottava rima, terza rima
ottava rima, terza rima, different types of poems: Dear Yvonne, Here is a list of types of poetry: Acrostic Ballad Cinquain Clarity Pyramid Clerihew Diamante Didactic Epic Epigram Epitaph Ethere Fable Free Verse Haiku Kyrielle Kyrielle Sonnet Lanturne...

Poetry: no subject, rudyard kipling, evil hour
rudyard kipling, evil hour, stylistic features: Leila, I need to know what level of education you are currently studying at. Age and qualification. I also need to know if you have been told to focus on particular aspects or areas. Do you just have to deal with meaning or with stylistic features...

Poetry: "Is My Team Ploughing", university of tennessee press, poetry explication
university of tennessee press, poetry explication, christopher ricks: Eric: I received your question a little over an hour ago. I have spent my lunch hour trying to come up with a solution for your problem. I don t understand why your teacher requires explication, IF none is available at your school. Has he/she offered...

Poetry: Term Paper - Walt Whitman, walt whitman, classic poetry
walt whitman, classic poetry, president lincoln: Dear Matt, Whitman wrote in a cosmic voice, that it, a voice or persona that was all inclusive, as if his speaker accepted everyone and everything, no matter how society might react. You might discuss that concept, of the cosmic voice, and then contrast...

Poetry: Thank you for your efforts, ted nesbitt, homespun philosophy
ted nesbitt, homespun philosophy, ann lander: Donna: The Ann Landers suggestion is a distinct possibility. Also, many newspaper keep a file of these anonymous poems to use as fillers, if they have empty spaces at the end of a column of print. They rarely give credit to the poet, even if they...

Poetry: Thomas Hardy's THE FROZEN GREENHOUSE, cute game, winter words
cute game, winter words, england history: Jerry, Sorry but I don t have the text of that poem. I know it was published in Winter Words in 1928, the year of his death but that text is not available online. I have 6 of the books that were published during his lifetime and a couple of collections...

Poetry: Title of Poem and Author, Please?, rosemary benet, james whitcomb riley
rosemary benet, james whitcomb riley, nancy hanks: Dear Barbara: The poetess is Rosemary Benet, and the poem is entitled, Nancy Hanks. Here is the complete text [and the response to the poem]. Poet Rosemary Benet wrote the following poem entitled Nancy Hanks ...

Poetry: TRANSLATION, spoon river anthology, spoon river
spoon river anthology, spoon river, classic poetry: Dear Ric Guz, The speaker of the poem is complaining that because of the advice of preachers and judges she stayed in a bad marriage for the sake of the children, and the bad marriage did more damage to the children than the divorce would have, in her opinion....

Poetry: Track down 3 poems, margaret wise brown, three poems
margaret wise brown, three poems, grey fox: Dear Marilyn: The poem by John Rice is, apparently, not available online. I did find a web site that is under construction; Rice s son is putting together a collection of his father s poetry for children. You might try phoning or e-mailing him. The information...

Poetry: Translate Poem from English to Spanish, san juan baptista, wicked father
san juan baptista, wicked father, peace and harmony: Usted me robó de mi malvado Padre y me esclavizó Con su ciudadanía, Despiadadado,usted me tomó. Yo no he buscado ni robado sus tierras, ni Sus mujeres, ni sus dioses. ¿Qué soy yo para usted? Libéreme para que Mi idioma sea puro otra vez...

Poetry: Trying to Find Poem, elizabeth barrett browning, famousquotes
elizabeth barrett browning, famousquotes, classic poetry: Dear Chuck Mills, That quotation is apparently from a longer one by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: http://www.famousquotes.com/show.php?_id=1000970 Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aide Feature Writer for Poetry at http://poetry.suite101.com...

Poetry: Trying to find a poem..., ted nesbitt, martin niemoller
ted nesbitt, martin niemoller, rise of nazi germany: Carol: The author was Martin Niemoller. Here is the complete text; it is available on many sites; just search under his name. After he was imprisoned in Dachau Martin Niemöller wrote a poem, First they came for the Jews. First they came for the...

Poetry: Trying to identify a poem on imperfections, little imperfections, shakespearean sonnet
little imperfections, shakespearean sonnet, random addition: Viren, More information would help. It is difficult to identify a poem just from a general topic. Do you recall any line fragments? I know nothing about Indian education or what might have been included but assuming that the poem was connected to standard...

Poetry: thanks not forgotten by all, ted nesbitt, good hands
ted nesbitt, good hands, answering questions: Linda: I WILL answer questions, to the best of my ability, for persons who are as polite as you are. Your children are in very good hands. I hope they are grateful for having a mother who teaches them how to be good to others. Thank you. Ted Nesbit...

Poetry: themes of poems written by walt whitman, poems written by walt whitman, walt whitman
poems written by walt whitman, walt whitman, abraham lincoln: Dear Sadhav, Whitman s themes are varied. His most important work LEAVES OF GRASS, which he revised many times, dramatizes his philosophy of life, including his cosmic acceptance of all classes and races of people. He also wrote several poems inspired...

Poetry: themes of poems written by walt whitman, poems written by walt whitman, walt witman
poems written by walt whitman, walt witman, walt whitman: Hello, As this question is not very specific I will give you a general answer. The theme he is best known for was sexuality, specifically homosexuality. Aside from the above (which was the theme of the majority of his poems.) He was also known to...

Poetry: title & author?, william butler yeats, ted nesbitt
william butler yeats, ted nesbitt, cloths of heaven: Beverly: The author is William Butler Yeats. It was set to music by Michael Cleveland. The title is Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, and it was included in Yeats collection of poetry entitled The Wind Among the Reeds. Here is the complete...

Poetry: On the topic of dramatic monologues, stopping by woods on a snowy evening, dramatic monologues
stopping by woods on a snowy evening, dramatic monologues, dramatic monologue: Valerie, Spring and Fall is not a dramatic monologue, it is a lyrical poem. In fact, it was meant to be a song, a ballad; GM Hopkins even began composing music to accompany it, but never finished. Frost s poem is written in iambic tetrameter, a difficult...

Poetry: translation, stare at the sky, bindle
stare at the sky, bindle, honest to god: Los vagabundos siempre me han parecido brillantes Y angélicos para mí cuando era un niño: Ellos emergían de furgones, parpadeando Los fuegos abandonados por la exacción de tributos Pulsando como la sangre. Sus caras mugrientas. Papá les llamaba vagabundos....

Poetry: trying to find a poem's author, gentle warmth, simplistic style
gentle warmth, simplistic style, proper source: Laura, The author is in dispute and usually credited as Anon. It is only ever used for obituaries and memorials though and may have been created for that purpose. There are two of those ghoulish websites (where people attempt to immortalise their lost...

Poetry: Ulysses, ulysses tennyson, barren crags
ulysses tennyson, barren crags, noun clause: Dear Hannah, I think we are to read the first line as if it had the word as before the an : It little profits that (as) an idle king .... It may be a British structure that just sounds incomplete to American ears, especially 21st century as opposed...

Poetry: Unable to find poem "Well Really", ted nesbitt, walter de la mare
ted nesbitt, walter de la mare, library of congress: Steve: I stand corrected -- The Library of Congress, in its Authority Control section, has him listed as De la mare, Walter. Other places have him as Dela Mare, Walter and de la Mare, Walter. And, you can also find him as Walter Delamare....

Poetry: can u please translate my poem into spanish., body shivers, maria cristina
body shivers, maria cristina, dearest one: Mi adorado No hay palabras para expresar cuánto te amo ¡Tantas veces imagino un futuro contigo! Mi corazón jamás ha conocido La alegría que me das y que me has dado. Es como si Dios hubiera adivinado Lo que yo deseaba y te hubiera creado... Muero...

Poetry: unknow poem?, sara teasdale, clifford smith
sara teasdale, clifford smith, classic poetry: Dear Matt, There is a book called Spend All Your Kisses, Mr. Smith by Jack Clifford Smith, but I do not think it contains poems. You might be thinking of Sara Teasdale s Barter which has the line Spend all you have for loveliness. You ll find a...

Poetry: W.H.Davies poems, w h davies, internet search engines
w h davies, internet search engines, william henry davies: Tony: The problem with Davies is that he is not an oft-quoted poet in the internet world. And that s why we have libraries. I have no idea where you are located, but hopefully there is a public library within reach. If your library does not have this...

Poetry: two Wallace Stevens poems, poems by wallace stevens, wallace stevens poems
poems by wallace stevens, wallace stevens poems, two poems: Dear Jenny, Here is a site with some links to Wallace Stevens info: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/s_z/stevens/stevens.htm And yes, it is quite all right to consider the number of stanzas and lines as you analyze the poems. Hope this helps....

Poetry: War Poetry, siegfried sassoon, osip mandelstam
siegfried sassoon, osip mandelstam, edmund blunden: Dear Martin, The following sites offer a lot of information about World War I poetry: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/projects/jtap/tutorials/intro/index.html http://members.aol.com/TeacherNet/WWI.html#Songs Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes...

Poetry: William Carlos Williams poem, painting flowers, nancy nancy
painting flowers, nancy nancy, writing a critical analysis: Nancy It is about a painting! Flowers by Juan Gris You can find it here; http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/enam312/wcwrose.html It is (I believe) meant to show the mental consumption of a painting which one appreciates - which would make the...

Poetry: about William Dean Howells' "Heredity", william dean howells, syllable line
william dean howells, syllable line, genuine humility: Hi Jessica, I spent more time on this than I had imagined. History: He was a prudish Victorian who had genuine humility and graciousness simultaneously. Therefore, he could negotiate relationships with politicians as well as poets and other dignitaries.However,...

Poetry: William Jammes Lampton, ted nesbitt, old slippers
ted nesbitt, old slippers, library of congress: Dear Ali: I have found nothing new about the source of the Lampton lines. I m sorry. A team of librarians from all over the world has been trying to track down the rest of this poem, if it exists. We have not been able to find it. Even my research...

Poetry: William Wordsworth poem, william wordsworth, classic poetry
william wordsworth, classic poetry, linda sue: Dear Norma, That quotation is from The Prelude, Book Fourth, Summer Vacation. You ll find that section at http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww290.html Scroll down to lines 354-357. Hope this helps. Blessings, Linda Sue Grimes Classic Poetry Aid...

Poetry: Williams Carlos Williams, red wheelbarrow, garden implements
red wheelbarrow, garden implements, williams carlos williams: Dear Jill, On a farm a wheelbarrow is used for transporting many items like chicken feed, wood, vegetables, paint, ladders, manure, mulch, garden implements, etc. My dad used our wheelbarrow to mix cement in. So on a farm a lot of work depends on being...

Poetry: World war1 poem, bret harte, world war1
bret harte, world war1, war poetry: Mattie, I think what you are looking for is What The Bullet Sang by Bret Harte. It is pre-WW1 though; he lived from 1839-1902. I do not know of a poet called Greaves , I am assuming you refer to Robert Graves, who wrote war poetry. I am not aware...

Poetry: WW2 poetry, classic poetry, robert nathan
classic poetry, robert nathan, linda sue: Dear Pat Gough, The poem is Dunkirk: A Ballad by Robert Nathan, and it was published in Harper s Magazine in 1941. You can access it online, but you have to be a Harper s subscriber. Here is the URL regarding the informaton: http://www.harpers.org/archive/1941/03/0020040...

Poetry: walt whitman decipher poem, ted nesbitt, walt whitman
ted nesbitt, walt whitman, sun action: Linda: If you check my ratings from other people, you ll find that in almost ALL cases, I am rated 10 in every area. I am curious about why you thought my knowledge of the subject was worth just a 9. I thought I did a good job of explaining what the...

Poetry: william blake and pope poetry, alexander pope, royal highness
alexander pope, royal highness, poison tree: I think you re right with all of your answers. The Pope questions are a little trickier but many of his poems are about things like, Lady Winchelsea, Argus, Royal Highness, Horace, so I don t see how they can be for the simple common man. In reguards...

Poetry: who wrote this poem and how can I find it, thanks, frank o hara, ray bremser
frank o hara, ray bremser, philip lamantia: I ve been looking but I can t find anything. I don t recognize the line so I m wondering if it s a little different then you remember. Anyway here s a list of names and a web site with more, obviously if you recognize the name; then the rest will be easy....

Poetry: who wrote thia poem please, face of terror, tender kiss
face of terror, tender kiss, life choices: Jon-paul, There are many versions of this - one for every service industry and military organisation going. The wording which I have read most often is as follows; I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and...

Poetry: Who wrote and what is the title?, bubble burst, carl sandburg
bubble burst, carl sandburg, ferment: Here you go! IN A GLASS OF CIDER It seemed I was a mite of sediment That waited for the bottom to ferment So I could catch a bubble in ascent I rode up on one till the bubble burst And when that left me to sink back reversed I was no worse off than...

Poetry: What is this?, streets of heaven, word choice
streets of heaven, word choice, rhyme: We could debate for a long time about what poetry is or is not, but it does not have to rhyme; and what you wrote is definitely poetry. Not only is it poetry but I think it is an excellent poem and I ll tell you why. Often times poems are filled with flowery...

Poetry: Where's this from?, shine on you crazy diamond, old film
shine on you crazy diamond, old film, wonderful life: Jo It is a line from an old film - It s a Wonderful Life - and it is said by Clarence the angel to George when he is about to commit suicide. But since Villers Terrace is an Echo and the Bunnymen track (I have no idea if it exists or where - that is...

Poetry: ?, child support, cl
child support, cl: I am answering this only to remove it from the database - it is not a question that is meant for this site! If you were trying to contact an individual on the site then I suggest sending this to them and not to all of us! Best wishes Ms CL Washbroo...

Poetry: yeats, polite meaningless words, easter 1916
polite meaningless words, easter 1916, living stream: Dear Mariah, The lines, Too long a sacrifice / Can make a stone of the heart, indicate a certain hard-heartedness which seems to show a lack of interest in the cause. And that Yeats was not converted to the cause: the question Was it needless death...

Poison: CRACK A SMILE COLLECTORS ITEM??, radio promos, mtv unplugged
radio promos, mtv unplugged, smile cd: Hi Dennis....the copy you have is the copy everyone else was buying up a few years ago. Many were radio promos, others were bootlegs. We have a few copies of the same one you do. We payed 50 bucks for ours. To answer your question Dennis...because there were...

Poison: Crack a Smile Bootleg Version Question, bootleg copies, e bay
bootleg copies, e bay, sorry for the delay: Hey Matt...sorry for the delay, I JUST got this message today!! As for your question, tough one. Those old bootleg copies of CAS with the unplugged tracks have dried up...you could probably try e-bay for the whole CD but back in the day those cd s were going...