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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    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)
    A powerful poem.

    I just found this line to be quite intriguing

    You black man-of-war-hawk that wheels in the light - The Man-Of-War Hawk by Hermann Melville

    https://poets.org/poem/man-war-hawk

    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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    Had to do some research on Melville's poem:
    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    Man-of-war hawk
    (Zoöl) the frigate bird.
    ... seems this bird is predatory upon other birds who have caught prey and will harass the targeted birds until they regurgitate their meal - the meal to be taken by the frigate bird. I guess mariners often regaled these and other birds.

    Interesting poem as it's now 2:00 am here in the Gold Country:
    "Zut! it's two o'clock." - Robert William Service Noctambule...
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ctambule-31020
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    Interesting to see a poem by Melville!
    Loved Noctambule.Ample and concise at a time.

    And here we are back to "A".
    "A little grey curl from my father's head" A little grey Curl by Louisa May Alcott
    "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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    I know I usually go for the daker stuff, but I was drawn to how joyful this line was

    Bards of Passion and of Mirth - Bards of Passion of Mirth by John Keats

    https://www.bartleby.com/101/630.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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    Two worthy poems !

    罕啵៪ꨪ팥㽙꺾㵗啓喩呴嵿䫮䵿渵眷巹罕啵 ??

    So for a lark I took Keat's poem and ran
    the meter through a binary translator
    (using UTF-16 little endian) and got an
    output that translated with three English
    style words appearing to be a Chinese
    name: Han Po Kai (which I then googled
    and translated a result from Chinese
    using google translate) and found an
    interesting message: "oh come oh come
    shout break open ah doo ah want" -
    I wonder what Keats' meant ?

    7/7/2022

    "Could our first father, at his toilsome plow," - Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea Adam Posed...
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/adam-posed
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    I almost used this one the last time I had "D" so I could not resist the second time around

    Dark to me is the earth. Dark to me are the heavens. - The Desolate City by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

    https://www.poetry-archive.com/b/the_desolate_city.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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    Sad to lose the city you love...

    "even a pencil has fear to" - e.e. cummings even a pencil has fear to...
    https://www.poeticous.com/e-e-cummin...il-has-fear-to
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Sad to lose the city you love...

    "even a pencil has fear to" - e.e. cummings even a pencil has fear to...
    https://www.poeticous.com/e-e-cummin...il-has-fear-to
    A Curious fun poem. The first line caught my interest, and I loved the last verse


    ,did you ever hear a jazz
    Band?

    or unnoise men don’t make soup who drink.

    This line just caught my eye as being fun and intriguing

    Five geese deploy mysteriously - Bas-Relief by Carl Sandburg

    https://allpoetry.com/Bas-Relief

    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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    Another incredible poem... I pondered whether the geese were real or a sculpture but realized it really didn't matter

    "Gotta love us brown girls, munching on fat, swinging blue hips," - Patricia Smith Hip-Hop Ghazal...
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...hip-hop-ghazal
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    From #!70- Lol! I donīt know what worthy poet John Keats wants to say, but you seem to be missing the glorious spam moments on LitNet.

    Enjoyed the geese poem, Dark Muse! Finally a poet recognized the geese rights!

    Loved the good humored poem by Patricia Smith. Found also by her:
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...-but-shes-fine. It happens almost every day, that a kid is shot here.

    "HOW dear to my heart is the old village drugstore," The Hair-Tonic Bottle by Ben King
    https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/king02.html#1
    "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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    In honor of my ancestry I was drawn to this

    Italia! thou art fallen, through with sheen - Italia by Oscar Wilde

    https://englishverse.com/poems/italia

    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 Hair-Tonic Bottle: Ah, the days of snake oil... have they ever left ?
    Italia: a hopeful metaphorical homage
    10-Year-Old Shot Three Times, but She’s Fine: "Boom, boom, she says to no one."

    "Just Home and Love! the words are small" - Robert Service Home and Love...
    https://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=3189
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    Enjoyed!

    "Kind Heaven will oft a lesson give" The Swan by William Hayley (Canīt resist a poem that exalts animals however old fashioned)
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ley/swan-18239
    "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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    From #!70- Lol! I donīt know what worthy poet John Keats wants to say, but you seem to be missing the glorious spam moments on LitNet.
    ... I haven't noticed any spam. Maybe you're referring to my poems title 罕啵៪ꨪ팥㽙꺾㵗啓喩呴嵿䫮䵿渵眷巹罕啵 ??... that was the translation from the binary string I derived from Keats' metre of the poem using UTF-16 little endian. Hopefully we're not under attack otherwise.

    Reminded me ever so briefly of your coin poem:

    "My fist holds as many coins" - Sachiko Murakami Wishing Well...
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/wishing-well
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    I can't edit for some reason without copy/paste, etc... Such a tender story told in The Swan.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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