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ipanemagirl Thu 28-Jun-07 23:18:50

Poem lyrics of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there's some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

I LOVE this poem and the last line reminds me to go to bed!

TnOgu Thu 28-Jun-07 23:22:03

My favourite poem is, The Hawk In The Rain, by Ted Hughes.

Slowwink Thu 28-Jun-07 23:34:33

The one about being old and wearing purple....

TnOgu Thu 28-Jun-07 23:39:12

I can't do links and i'm not typing it all out.

Thumbs my eyes, throws my breath, tackles my heart,

And rain hacks my head to the bone, the hawk hangs

The diamond point of willthat polestars

The sea drowner's endurance, and I

Hexy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:48:33

When I am sad & weary,
when I think all hope is gone,
I walk along High Holburn,
and think of you with nothing on.

(no idea who wrote it but it makes me smile everytime I think about it!)

plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:49:39

The owl and the pussycat

and

They fuck you up your mum and dad (Larkin)

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 23:51:36

Hexy - like it.

Fave is The Masque of Anarchy from Shelley, or another about waiting for your lover, by...thingy.....gay poet..U.S......was a nurse in the Civil War....you know.....him!!

JonesTheSteam Thu 28-Jun-07 23:52:01

The Listeners by Walter de la Mare

plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:53:27

No don't know his name sorry. Christopher Marlowe was gay though and penned "Come live with me and be my love" dunno if that's the right title but it was read at my wedding.

AbRoller Thu 28-Jun-07 23:54:50

Surrounded by her loved ones she’s never been alone
Yet she searches for a man that she has never known
In the darkness of the water lie all the wasted years
Will she surface from the shallows or drown in her own tears
Tired from the struggle in the sea that she now treads
The water still around her she slowly bows her head
She knows he’s out there somewhere but will she ever find
The man who will look forward and never look behind
Far off in the distance she sees a lonesome boat
It’s heading her direction she need only stay afloat
As the vessel draws nearer she sees a friendly face
Such a welcome sight in this dark and lonely place
She looks into his eyes and sees her own reflection
A smile is borne upon her face her spirits resurrection
They sit awhile, do not speak, they do not need to say
That yes the search was long but what matters is today
That only ever changes when one is standing at the gate
Only then has time been wasted only then is it too late

BBBee Thu 28-Jun-07 23:54:51

woah - had a big impact then.

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 23:56:12

it did - but having a senior moment and don't know where the copy of his poetry is. So ner.

plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:57:13

That's a lovely one abroller

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 23:59:21

Agree PB..who exactly IS the man??????

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 23:59:42

or PM, even.

JonesTheSteam Fri 29-Jun-07 00:00:37

Walt Whitman?

plummymummy Fri 29-Jun-07 00:00:43

It's ok - you're having a senior moment

Pan Fri 29-Jun-07 00:01:01

He was the inspiration behind the Robin Williams film with "Carpe Diem" another of his was "Captain, O my Captain"

AbRoller Fri 29-Jun-07 00:01:18

thanks. I'm far from a poet and it's quite childlike really but it's about searching for and finding my biological Dad. Means a lot to me so at the moment it's my favourite.

Pan Fri 29-Jun-07 00:01:30

YESSSSSSS!! WALT!! Beautiful Stuff. Thank you.

Pan Fri 29-Jun-07 00:02:34

it is most excellent AR, and you should be proud, IMHO.

plummymummy Fri 29-Jun-07 00:04:37

You wrote it AR? It's excellent

AbRoller Fri 29-Jun-07 00:06:07

Thanks Pan and PM. Thats nice to hear, it's very special to me.

plummymummy Fri 29-Jun-07 00:07:53

And good luck with everything - an emotional rollercoaster.

AbRoller Fri 29-Jun-07 00:09:36

Cheers

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