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Logos
10-02-2007, 11:12 AM
Post the first line of a poem that starts with the next letter of the alphabet :)

"A neighbor of mine in the village" . . . . Robert Frost's "A Girl's Garden" (http://www.online-literature.com/frost/985/)

firefangled
10-02-2007, 01:43 PM
"Being apart and lonely is like rain."....Rainer Maria Rilke Loneliness (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?p=454034#post454034)

TheFifthElement
10-02-2007, 01:51 PM
Call the roller of big cigars - Emperor of Ice Cream (Wallace Stevens)

CdnReader
10-02-2007, 02:00 PM
"Death sets a thing significant" ..... Emily Dickinson, Memorials (http://www.online-literature.com/view.php/poems-series-2/139?term=death%20sets%20a%20thing)

Niamh
10-02-2007, 05:38 PM
Edain came out of Midhirs hill, and Lay- The Harp of Aengus W.B.Yeats

Logos
10-03-2007, 08:00 AM
Fast-anchor'd eternal O love! O woman I love!--Walt Whitman, "Fast Anchor'd (http://www.online-literature.com/walt-whitman/leaves-of-grass/78/)"

CdnReader
10-03-2007, 10:37 AM
"Gold is for the mistress—silver for the maid—" ..... Rudyard Kipling, Cold Iron (http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/p2/coldiron.html)

firefangled
10-03-2007, 08:21 PM
"He mispronounces you,".....Jane Mead - Substance Abuse Trial (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?p=454828#post454828)

CdnReader
10-04-2007, 03:45 AM
"I saw a little elephant standing in my garden" .....Spike Milligan - Jumbo Jet (http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/7931-Spike-Milligan-Jumbo-Jet)
( :) )

Logos
10-04-2007, 06:23 PM
. Joyful lady, sing!--Thomas Hardy, To A Lady (http://www.online-literature.com/hardy/late-lyrics/24/)

CdnReader
10-05-2007, 05:36 AM
"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan" ..... Alexander Pope - The Riddle of the World (http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/poetry/alexander-pope.html)

firefangled
10-05-2007, 02:23 PM
"Like a bird on the wire".....Leonard Cohen Bird on a Wire (http://www.webheights.net/essential/bird.htm)

TheFifthElement
10-05-2007, 02:48 PM
My dog's assumed my alter ego - The Strange Case (Michael Ondaatje)

firefangled
10-05-2007, 06:08 PM
My dog's assumed my alter ego - The Strange Case (Michael Ondaatje)


Just had to say, I just love Michael Ondaatje. Is this in the Cinnamon Peeler?

ampoule
10-06-2007, 12:06 AM
No one expected all three of them to sit there...See No Evil by Billy Collins

CdnReader
10-06-2007, 03:50 AM
"Of asphodel, that greeny flower," ..... William Carlos Williams - from "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/from-asphodel-that-greeny-flower/)

TheFifthElement
10-06-2007, 05:36 AM
Just had to say, I just love Michael Ondaatje. Is this in the Cinnamon Peeler?

I'll confess, I have no idea! It is in my very excellent anthology by Bloodaxe called 'Staying Alive'.

Pick a card, any card - Tyranny of Choice (Elizabeth Garrett) (ace poem!)

firefangled
10-07-2007, 08:08 AM
Pick a card, any card - Tyranny of Choice (Elizabeth Garrett) (ace poem!)

I could only think of Lionel Richie for Q.

Stuck on Q
I've got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can't choose
Guess it's back to A...

May we use titles and/or first lines for Q and X? Being presumtuous, he writes:

"Questions Are Remarks".....Title by Wallace Stevens: Questions Are Remarks (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?p=456399#post456399): "In the weed of summer comes this green sprout why."

CdnReader
10-07-2007, 08:23 AM
^^^ That works for me! ;) (Z might be interesting too)

"Russia and America circle each other;" ..... Ted Hughes, A Woman Unconscious (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-woman-unconscious/)

TheFifthElement
10-07-2007, 09:11 AM
"Smudges of moon in the morning -" Preparation for the big emptiness (Kapka Kassabova)

firefangled
10-07-2007, 10:33 AM
"This chair was once a student of Euclid."...Charles Simic...The Chair (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26547)

CdnReader
10-07-2007, 02:23 PM
"Under my bowels, yellow with smoke," ..... Anne Sexton, The Other (http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/annesexton/7780)

Niamh
10-08-2007, 10:54 AM
Trying to find a V. Managed to find a Z though!:p

firefangled
10-08-2007, 12:37 PM
"Very bitter were the sorrows..." Randall Jarrell, Lament of the Children of Israel in Rome (from the Complete Poems, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

It's a long one and I couldn't find it on line and I am a horrible typist. I would die typing this, but it is very good.

CdnReader
10-08-2007, 01:59 PM
"Wait till the Majesty of Death" ..... Emily Dickinson, Wait till the Majesty of Death (http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/emilydickinson/10123)

firefangled
10-08-2007, 02:31 PM
"X had the funds, the friends, the plan."...James Merrill, Snow Jobs (Alfred Knopf, 2001) It is political, having mention of recent scandals.












Don't wanna be a bum, you better chew gum. The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle. - Dylan

TheFifthElement
10-08-2007, 02:36 PM
you think about the time in Malibu - late, late poem (Charles Bukowki - who else?!)

Niamh
10-08-2007, 07:06 PM
"Zealously my muse doth salute all thee"-First line of one of John Donnes Verse letters to Mr.R.W;)

CdnReader
10-09-2007, 03:58 AM
"A young spring-tender girl" ...... Spike Milligan, Mirror Mirror (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/mirror-mirror/)

Niamh
10-09-2007, 07:47 AM
"But now secure the painted vessel glides,"-Canto II Alexander Pope

Logos
10-11-2007, 10:16 AM
"Did The Harebell Loose Her Girdle..." (http://www.online-literature.com/dickinson/832/) ~ Emily Dickinson

CdnReader
10-12-2007, 06:49 AM
Hey Logos! What happened to "C" ??? :lol:

"Calm is all nature as a resting wheel." ..... William Wordsworth, Calm Is All Nature as a Resting Wheel (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/calm-is-all-nature-as-a-resting-wheel/)

Logos
10-12-2007, 10:10 AM
oh geeze! grumble grumble multitasking grumble... :p

"Earth, Ocean, Air, beloved brotherhood!"

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Alastor: or, The Spirit of Solitude (http://www.online-literature.com/shelley_percy/2778/)"

CdnReader
10-12-2007, 02:02 PM
"Fleas interest me so much" ..... Pablo Neruda, Fleas Interest Me So Much (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/fleas-interest-me-so-much/)

MarileeRixon
10-15-2007, 02:56 AM
"Galahad....soldier that perished...ages ago," - Galahad, Knight Who Perished, by Vachel Lindsay

CdnReader
10-20-2007, 07:15 AM
"Hold hard, these ancient minutes in the cuckoo's month" .... Dylan Thomas

firefangled
10-20-2007, 11:16 AM
"Into the infinite white,".....Federico Garcia Lorca, Juan Ramon Jimenez (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?p=463998#post463998)

CdnReader
10-20-2007, 02:28 PM
"Just once I knew what life was for" .... Anne Sexton, Just Once (http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/annesexton/4558)

firefangled
10-25-2007, 03:06 AM
"Kind Sir: This is an old game" - Anne Sexton, Kind Sir: These Woods (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?p=466743#post466743)

TheFifthElement
11-13-2007, 04:58 PM
"Look children, the wood is full of tigers" - Think Before you Shoot (Fleur Adcock)

barbara0207
11-13-2007, 06:08 PM
Milton! Thou shouldst be living at this hour: - Milton by William Wordsworth

Niamh
11-15-2007, 03:47 PM
Not a stir, not a stir in the land-The Ghost land by Patrick Kavanagh

Logos
11-16-2007, 10:47 AM
O all the little rivers that run to Hudson's Bay,--from Bliss Carman's (1861-1929) "Rivers of Canada" :)

MarileeRixon
12-12-2007, 10:41 PM
"Parched are the plains and bare" - A B "Banjo" Paterson, General Drought and General Rain, 1902