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    Re: Schiller - yes, a more poetic translation

    Payne's poem makes me question: who is the bard of Iran ? Perhaps
    • Rumi, or
    •"Hafez, the bard of Shiraz, is especially beloved and regarded as the premier Persian poet. It is his dīvān that can be found in every home beside the Quran, and every Iranian has at least one — if not many — of his couplets memorized."... or
    • "Ferdowsi. Ferdowsi is perhaps Iran's most famous poet, credited for writing the Shahnameh, the national epic of the Persian speaking world and the longest work of epic poetry ever written, composed of more than 60,000 verses." or
    • Rūdakī "Often referred to as the father of modern Persian poetry, the ninth-century Persian poet Abū 'Abdallāh Rūdakī (858–ca. 941) is regarded as the first great literary genius of modern Persian and the founder of Persian classical literature. His name is based on his place of birth, the town of Rudak in Tajikistan."
    • or...

    ... Dunno.

    "From my distress:" - Sappho; 17... https://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/sappho/sappho0.htm#17 ... entire fragment: ""From my distress: let buffeting winds bear it and all care away."
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    re: Payne. No idea. There seem to be several good poets.

    Sappho with translations from Greek

    "Gentlest of critics, does your memory hold" To My Mother by Alfred Joyce Kilmer (Joyce)
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...y-mother-21643
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Sweet sonnet

    "Here I sit," - Brittany Ann; Here I Sit... https://hellopoetry.com/poem/4217164/here-i-sit/
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    Very much to the point!

    "I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my baby's very" Baby's World by Rabindranath Tagore
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...ore/poems/2206
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    Tagore: Wonderful poetry... His poetry translated by himself ! Must follow up on his works

    "Jazz is a sense of humour:" - Anubis the Philosomancer; J-a-double-z, baby!... https://hellopoetry.com/poem/1150316/j-a-double-z-baby/
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    Enjoyed this poetic definition of Jazz.

    Disregarding a bit the rules because I liked this poem, with "k" in the title:

    "Broken ivories". The Keys by Erica Jong.
    https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/keys
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    A self-aware dream of flying done well

    "The laughter of women sets fire" - Lisel Mueller; The Laughter Of Women... https://www.poetrycat.com/lisel-muel...ghter-of-women
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    Enjoyed immensely!

    "Mild The Mist Upon The Hill". Emily Brontë, Mild The Mist Upon The Hill

    https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/mild...upon-the-hill/
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    A rather melancholy tone... looking back and not forward.

    "Noise" - © Divine Tan; Noise... https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/noise-3
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    re: Maybe she was already ill. Emily Brontë died very young.

    Interesting Concrete poem.

    "O a fat turkey gobbler once sat on a limb" The Sad Turkey Gobbler by Edwin C. Ranck
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...-gobbler-29031
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    Delightful poem... after googling, the quote comes from Elizabeth Akers Allen's poem "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother"... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...ck-me-to-sleep wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizab...d%20journalist.

    "Parasol trees age side by side," - Meng Jiao; Song Of Fidelity Poem... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/song-of-fidelity/
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    What a powerful poem is "Rock me to Sleep, Mother". Poor turkey!

    "Parasol trees age side by side," A beautiful poem, but does it fit with reality?

    "Quaint and forgotten, by an unused road," The Old House by Madison Julius Cawein
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ld-house-36918
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Parasol trees: Apparently yes and no, as most things are:
    The loss of a spouse takes a heavy toll on older adults. Scientists say there are medical as well as other reasons they develop broken heart syndrome.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/fu...bout-the-heart

    I think the sentimental/romantic/poetic view is what Meng Jiao is alluding to. I've witnessed the terrible longing a surviving spouse has gone through... the stress on the mind, body, and spirit is quite "stantial" (more than substantial).

    The Old House: I find abandoned homes/buildings/etc. fascinating: https://www.treehugger.com/dreamlike...nature-4859183

    "Read me a lesson, Muse, and speak it loud" - John Keats; Read me a lesson, Muse, and speak it loud... http://keats-poems.com/read-me-a-les...speak-it-loud/
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    Double because of editing
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    re: Parasol Trees. My question was really stupid! There is so much beauty in people ageing together, no matter what they´ve gone through together or separately specially in our unstable times.

    re: Thanks for the wonderful link, tailor. One wants to set ones feet on the road just to visit these beautiful places.

    "Read me a lesson, Muse, and speak it loud". Powerful poem about the mists that surround owns possibilities of knowledge:
    "Thus much I know that, a poor witless elf,
    I tread on them, — that all my eye doth meet
    Is mist and crag, not only on this height,
    But in the world of thought and mental might!"

    "Soon the present will arrive". Soon by Michael Palmer
    https://griffinpoetryprize.com/poem/soon/
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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