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Need a poem ................quick!!

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triplets Tue 06-Aug-13 08:30:55

Didn`t know where to post this, but need help finding a poem about AGE by Thurs...........any ideas please?

Pascha Tue 06-Aug-13 08:32:09

Warning by Jenny Joseph?

triplets Tue 06-Aug-13 08:36:36

That's a good start................and quick........thank you smile

Cheeseatmidnight Tue 06-Aug-13 08:38:34

W B Yeats - When you are old

triplets Wed 07-Aug-13 17:41:34

anymore please?

Goldmandra Wed 07-Aug-13 17:45:28

I remember

NobodyPutsTomArcherInTheCorner Wed 07-Aug-13 17:48:20

Philip Larkin wrote a few (ie The View: rather bitter though) What's it for?<nosy>

triplets Wed 07-Aug-13 18:12:16

smile its for our Summer book club meeting, we have a mini break in the summer but meet (weather permitting on the beach in the evening and each read poetry) this years theme being AGE!

NobodyPutsTomArcherInTheCorner Wed 07-Aug-13 18:17:39

Youth And Age On Beaulieu River (by Betjeman) is lovely and poignant reflecting lost youth.

crispsarenotoneofyour5aday Wed 07-Aug-13 18:29:41

When I am an old woman - Jenny Joseph (am already saving up for my red hat)

When you are old - Yeats (love the idea of being loved for a pilgrim soul)

Do not go gentle into that good night - Dylan Thomas (just beuatifully lyrical)

Sonnet LXX111 - Shakespeare (lovely)

triplets Wed 07-Aug-13 22:44:11

off to google them, thank you smile

MrsBottesini Wed 07-Aug-13 23:04:19

Coleridge - Youth and Age

triplets Fri 09-Aug-13 00:27:52

Thank you all for your suggestions. In the end I read my late sons poem, it was called The Stages of Man.........from birth until death, it made me very emotional. It was a lovely evening, eight ladies sat on the beach all brought lovely food/wine..........sat watching the twinkling lights of Calais across the channel.............lovely smile

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