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    The Dog and the Thief Interesting, still a relevant "modern day" fable; the concluding stanza:
    "From London they come, silly people to chouse,
    Their lands and their faces unknown:
    Who'd vote a rogue into the parliament-house,
    That would turn a man out of his own?"


    The Modern Patriot - This caught me eye: "Who constitutionally pulls / Your house about your ears."

    "September rain falls on the house." - Elizabeth Bishop Sestina...
    https://staff.washington.edu/rmcnamar/383/bishop.html
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    Enjoyed both the very opportune rebellion of Cowper and the delicate sensibility of Sestina.
    On a more subjective note: "TARRY a while, O Death, I cannot die" The Poet To Death by Sarojini Naidu
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...idu/poems/4571
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Enjoyed both the very opportune rebellion of Cowper and the delicate sensibility of Sestina.
    On a more subjective note: "TARRY a while, O Death, I cannot die" The Poet To Death by Sarojini Naidu
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...idu/poems/4571
    A bittersweet, lovely poem

    Us two in the room; my dog and me - The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

    https://www.poetry-archive.com/t/the_dog.html

    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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    The Poet To Death: "dhadikulas" is the bird of time as best I can figure out (laptop very slow today)... delightfully light poem.

    The Dog: "in each of us there burns and shines the same trembling spark." - wonderful poem.

    "Vultures are holy creatures." - cryptonature (Jarod Anderson)...
    https://twitter.com/CryptoNature/sta...92972174381057
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    Much enjoyed The Dog and pay my respect to the twittered Vultures.

    A poet I discovered recently:
    "When you open the door, everything falls into place"—In the Lake Region
    by Tomas Venclova
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...he-lake-region
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    Delightful poem... I thought it was going off the rails near the end, but recovered nicely. Enjoyed this bit: "The twins Celsius and Fahrenheit / are predicting spring weather—while a shadow obscures / the past (just like the present)"

    "X-ing" - Francie Lynch May 2021 Not X-actly...
    https://hellopoetry.com/tag/x/
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    Enjoyed! "X" poems are always a rarity! Curious to know when you felt that Venclova's poem went off the rails.

    " Ye children of the Land of Gold," The Ballad Of Mabel Clare by Henry Lawson
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...bel-clare-5249
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    Zim Zizimi - (of the Soudan of burnt Egypt, - The Soudan, The Sphinxes, The Cup, The Lamp by Victor Hugo

    https://readandripe.com/the-soudan-t...y-victor-hugo/

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    re: Venclova - "Of the black photos, the black headphones
    of radio operators, black signatures under documents,
    of the unarmed with their frozen pupils—of the prisoner's boot or the trunk
    of the refugee?" I dunno, perhaps a reference to war lost my interest for a brief moment.

    " Ye children..." - LOL ! : "the song is meant / For singing through the nose."

    "Zim Zizimi..." - Long poem. 18 words with "q" in them. Zim, a tragic end.


    "A noiseless patient spider," - Walt Whitman A Noiseless Patient Spider...
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...patient-spider
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    re: Tomas Venclova. A short comment on the poem:
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...tomas-venclova

    Zim Zizimi- Romantic Victor Hugo

    Not all that partial to spiders, but what Walt Whitman made out of it! Enjoyed the delicate poem.

    "Be glad your nose is on your face," Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
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    Ah !

    Enjoyed "Be glad..." quite amusing

    "cruelly,love" - e.e. cummings... https://cummings.ee/book/xli-poems/poem/songs-xii/
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    e.e. cummings- interesting, apocalyptical author!

    "Dawn-cool, dew-cool". The Wood-Spring To The Poet by Duncan Campbell Scott
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    Found your poem here... http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/...the-poet-30733 Incredible poem

    "Ere yet the warning chimes of midnight sound," - Oliver Wendell Holmes Humboldt's Birthday... https://www.poetrycat.com/oliver-wen...oldts-birthday
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    Thanks for rescuing the link I forgot to include, Tailor!
    'Humboldt's Birthday'-Wonderful poem!
    FROM harmony, from heavenly harmony,-JOHN DRYDEN A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687
    https://englishverse.com/poems/a_son...ilias_day_1687
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    Some interesting line structures: " The double double double beat" Enjoyed

    "Golden-locked Erato, and thou, sweet lute," - Jan Kochanowski Lament Xv... https://internetpoem.com/jan-kochanowski/grave/
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