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    Such a tender poem.

    "Just see what's happening, Worley! - Worley rose" - Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) Pill Box...
    https://www.thepoetryhour.com/poems/pill-box
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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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    Ok my macabre self just has to use this one

    Kill them! Yes hang them all - Mount Rennie by Francis Lauderdale Adams

    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ennie-95-34375

    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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    lol... "Dust to dust!"

    "Let down the bars, O Death!" - Emily Dickinson
    https://www.bartleby.com/113/4041.html
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    Just for fun I will keep with the theme

    Mortality, behold and fear! - On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey by Francis Beaumont

    https://englishverse.com/poems/on_th...tminster_abbey

    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 last 6-lines are especially poignant.

    Staying with the theme:

    "Nobody heard him, the dead man," - Stevie Smith Not Waving But Drowning...
    https://poets.org/poem/not-waving-drowning
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    Are we funereal minded? Then I give you:
    "O bard of fortune, you deem me nought" The Song Of The Waste-Paper Basket by Henry Lawson
    "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. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    The last line of your poem: "And the hopes of both I drown."
    Found your poem here: http://www.ironbarkresources.com/hen...perBasket.html

    "Pass the tambourine, let me bash out praises" - Kathleen Jamie The Way We Live (1987)
    https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/the-way-we-live/
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    Enjoyed the poem with its multiple enumerations!

    "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. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Ok maybe it is my macabre side coming out again, but I loved this.

    Rack'd by the flames of jealous rage - To Mary by Lord Byron

    https://internetpoem.com/george-gord.../to-mary-poem/

    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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    Two great poems... Loved this:
    • "And through the house the wind goes rustling soft,
    As might the ghost - a whisper of perfume -
    Of some sweet girl long dead."
    and this touched me:
    • "I hope you sometimes will regret me." a sentiment I've learned too well in the negative (sigh).

    "Some fish are sold for sashimi," - Craig Santos Perez One fish, Two fish, Plastics, Dead fish...
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/...tics-dead-fish
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    Interesting ecological poem. More about the author:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...hropocene-2015

    "The punctual tide draws up the bay," On the shore by Susan Coolidge
    "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. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Sticking with the watery theme

    Under the sea, the great wide sea - Under the Sea by Fannie Isabelle Sherrick

    https://www.poetrycat.com/fannie-isa.../under-the-sea
    Last edited by Dark Muse; 07-06-2022 at 02:01 PM.

    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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    On the Shore... https://fullreads.com/poetry/on-the-shore/
    Both sea poems are mesmerizing in their simplicity and make me long for the sea

    Perez' Halloween in the Anthropocene, 2015 is a haunting tragic poem.

    "Vague, vague 'neath darkling waves," - Madison Julius Cawein
    The Nixes' Song....
    https://internetpoem.com/madison-jul...xes-song-poem/
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    I love The Nixes Song

    Ok breaking the theme but Wordsworth is an old favorite of mine, and the first line of this did bemuse me somewhat

    Why art thou silent! Is thy love a plant - Speak by William Wordsworth

    https://englishverse.com/poems/speak

    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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    lol... the first line is precious; ending with " Speak, that my torturing doubts their end may know!"

    "Xenophobia" - Dre Poetry Sep 2019 Xenophobia...
    https://hellopoetry.com/tag/artsdre/ (had a few "x's" queued up just in case)
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