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    Liked it very much! It conveys a feeling of a peaceful, industrious, rounded up existence.

    "VERSE, a breeze 'mid blossoms straying" Youth and Age by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    A sad lament of growing old (sigh).

    "wisteria in the spring" - wordvango Oct 2017 Wisteria...
    https://hellopoetry.com/words/wisteria/
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    Liked specially the second poem about the wisteria girl!

    Didnīt find a first line beginning with "X" but at least a title:

    Xenophanes

    By Ralph Waldo Emerson


    By fate, not option, frugal Nature gave
    One scent to hyson and to wall-flower,
    One sound to pine-groves and to waterfalls,
    One aspect to the desert and the lake.
    It was her stern necessity: all things
    Are of one pattern made; bird, beast and flower,
    Song, picture, form, space, thought and character
    Deceive us, seeming to be many things,
    And are but one. Beheld far off, they part
    As God and devil; bring them to the mind,
    They dull its edge with their monotony.
    To know one element, explore another,
    And in the second reappears the first.
    The specious panorama of a year
    But multiplies the image of a day,--
    A belt of mirrors round a taper's flame;
    And universal Nature, through her vast
    And crowded whole, an infinite paroquet,
    Repeats one note.

    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...nophanes-15292
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    Cool poem - way over my head. Googled and found these bios to help with my inadequate knowledge of (their) philosophies:

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/xenophanes/

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/emerson/


    "Yellow suits. He wore yellow suits. To work, to mourn. He wore yellow" - S K Garcia Apr 2016 Yellow Suits
    https://hellopoetry.com/words/yellow/
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    Thanks for the links, taylor. I'll have to go back to them, didnīt know anything about him either. Maybe the basic idea of the poem is contained here: "all things
    Are of one pattern made; bird, beast and flower,
    Song, picture, form, space, thought and character". It seems that everything in the universe is a variant of akind of basic stuff or substance.
    Like those poems about yellow.

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    Maybe the basic idea of the poem is contained here: "all things
    Are of one pattern made; bird, beast and flower,
    Song, picture, form, space, thought and character". It seems that everything in the universe is a variant of akind of basic stuff or substance.
    Like those poems about yellow.
    ... perhaps this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylem ... which brings to mind a funny (to me) story:
    There’s an old joke about human arrogance. One day a group of scientists got together and decided that humanity had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point where we can clone people, manipulate atoms, build molecules, fly through space, and do many other miraculous things. So why don’t you just go away and mind your own business from now on?”
    God listened very patiently and kindly to the man. After the scientist was done talking, God said, “Very well. How about this? Before I go, let’s say we have a human-making contest.” To which the scientist replied, “Okay, we can handle that!”

    “But,” God added, “we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.”

    The scientist nodded, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and picked up a handful of dirt. God wagged a finger at him and said, “Uh, uh, uh. Put that down. You go find your own dirt.”
    ... and more to he same article that's pretty cool: https://www.jpost.com/blogs/through-...ds-dirt-386925

    Zacho is a name I've never come across before... https://englishverse.com/poems/the_ballad_of_zacho
    ... enjoyed. Added to my mental list of encounters with the ferryman


    "A little girl" - Masha Yurkevich Mar 2019 Two Apples... a sweet, sweet poem !
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    Sweet, indeed! "Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind" From King Lear by Shakespeare I think.
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    Cool poem

    "Carrot dances in a sweat" - author: Dreams of Sepia Sep 2015 Cabbage Soup...
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    Liked the Hello. poems site but when I click on a word it tells me "Bad gateway 502.

    "DEAR! of all happy in the hour, most blest". Safety by Rupert Brooks
    https://englishverse.com/poems/safety
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    Sorry about the bad gateway... odd; works for me; must be a regional thing again.

    The poem by Rupert Brooks is very poignant.

    "Eggplant entity" - Caren Krutsinger Eggplant Entity...
    https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/eggplant_entity_1239730
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    Enjoyed the eggplant poem. Eggplant is a favorite with me.
    A bit dismal, but there arenīt so many first lines starting with "f". "Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;". Fall leaves fall by Emily Brontë.

    Fall leaves fall
    by Emily Brontë

    Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
    Lengthen night and shorten day;
    Every leaf speaks bliss to me
    Fluttering from the autumn tree.


    I shall smile when wreaths of snow
    Blossom where the rose should grow;
    I shall sing when night's decay
    Ushers in a drearier day.
    https://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/po...aves_fall_1667
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    I agree... Emily must have been feeling a bit morose at the time (if she was the protagonist that is).

    "Gravy boats filled with piping hot gravy" - Elizabeth Squires Jun 2013 Gravy...Pleiades...
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    Lol! Did you write this before lunch?

    "He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark". Disabled by Wilfred Owen.
    https://hellopoetry.com/poets/wilfred-owen/
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    re: before lunch (lol). Wilfred Owen's poem is quite poignant about the consequences of war, mentally and physically - both of which he was spared from by his death (as I read from his bio) just a week before the end of WWI. A shame the poet Yeats disparaged him so.

    "I've pitched my tent close to"- Sonya Ki Tomlinson Jun 2014 Igloo...
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    Beautiful!

    " Igloo
    Sonya Ki Tomlinson

    I've pitched my tent close to
    the cloistered stars
    where the cool breath of heaven
    caresses my cloud capped face
    and my heart can exile
    her pain in the uninhabited
    sterling stillness
    no footprints lead to my door
    in this endless white tundra
    not even an echo enters
    silent black pearl
    crystallized, suspended
    inanimate
    exhaled
    but I am not lost"
    https://hellopoetry.com/words/igloo/

    "Just now the lilac is in bloom". The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke: https://englishverse.com/poems/the_o...e_grantchester
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