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    Lightbulb If you were to read a poem outloud

    which would it be?
    you may explain the reasons of such and post it here.

    For example for me it would be:

    WH Auden
    Stop All The Clocks
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Hi, cacian, welcome back!
    In English I should like, for example
    the "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carrol because it plays with sounds
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    So many... In the grand style prolly "Ozymandias"/Shelley; "Daffodils"/Wordsworth; "I'm Nobody"/Dickinson; "The Red Wheel Barrow"/Williams; "Caged Bird"/Angelou; anything e.e. Cummings...

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    Hello there Danik and thank you for the welcome!!
    Jabberwocky is great read outloud I agree.
    tailor ''Ozymandias''? must look it up!
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    FYI... I read "Ozymandias" aloud Thursday (yesterday) to our little poetry group (only 4 this day) in the library. We first share a poem by an author we choose, then share our new personal poem from the challenge made from our last meeting (an adult nursery rhyme this time... Biggus should have been there), and lastly a Word Can challenge where we select from a coffee can random words that have been carefully trimmed (4/5/6 depending on how many are in attendance) and craft a poem on the spot using the words selected. It's such a tiny library here in the Gold Country so I leant my voice to Shelley's words with the tiniest bit of restraint.

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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Birches. Robert Frost. Much of Robert Frost should be spoken.

    For entirely different reasons, so should Banjo Patterson. In a library with kids I would be reading Mulga Bill's Bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikepipsqueak View Post
    Birches. Robert Frost. Much of Robert Frost should be spoken.

    For entirely different reasons, so should Banjo Patterson. In a library with kids I would be reading Mulga Bill's Bicycle.
    Good choices !

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
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    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    For me it has to be Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe.

    I think it does sound lovely, and I enjoy the Dramatic Gothic Flare, and it is just such a personal favorite of mine.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I find it odd that the narrator ends up lying beside the body of his deceased wife. But the sound and meter are quite nice. I wish he had found a more attractive subject.

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    If I were to read a poem out loud, then it would be something by Cacian, of course. How could I read anything else?

    It is a great joy to have you back here, and now you think you can find a way to reality. Marvelous!
    Last edited by PeterL; 07-05-2022 at 07:48 PM.

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    Thank you! I am glad to be back. I am still working on figuring out the whole reality thing.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    If I were to read a poem out loud, then it would be something by Cacian, of course. How could I read anything else?

    It is a great joy to have you back here, and now you think you can find a way to reality. Marvelous!
    LOL Peter you put a smile on my face haha
    Thank you for that and really nice to be back and chatting to you all haha
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    LOL Peter you put a smile on my face haha
    Thank you for that and really nice to be back and chatting to you all haha
    And it is very, very nice fto have you back. You have been missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    And it is very, very nice fto have you back. You have been missed.
    Thanks Peter. Lets keep on posting haha
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    Thanks Peter. Lets keep on posting haha
    During the centuries you were away, fif you do anything interesting? I am not trying to get personal information, only odd bits.

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