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    "Of asphodel, that greeny flower," ..... William Carlos Williams - from "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    Just had to say, I just love Michael Ondaatje. Is this in the Cinnamon Peeler?
    I'll confess, I have no idea! It is in my very excellent anthology by Bloodaxe called 'Staying Alive'.

    Pick a card, any card - Tyranny of Choice (Elizabeth Garrett) (ace poem!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFifthElement View Post

    Pick a card, any card - Tyranny of Choice (Elizabeth Garrett) (ace poem!)
    I could only think of Lionel Richie for Q.

    Stuck on Q
    I've got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can't choose
    Guess it's back to A...

    May we use titles and/or first lines for Q and X? Being presumtuous, he writes:

    "Questions Are Remarks".....Title by Wallace Stevens: Questions Are Remarks: "In the weed of summer comes this green sprout why."
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    ^^^ That works for me! (Z might be interesting too)

    "Russia and America circle each other;" ..... Ted Hughes, A Woman Unconscious
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    "Smudges of moon in the morning -" Preparation for the big emptiness (Kapka Kassabova)
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    "This chair was once a student of Euclid."...Charles Simic...The Chair

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    "Under my bowels, yellow with smoke," ..... Anne Sexton, The Other
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    Trying to find a V. Managed to find a Z though!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    "Very bitter were the sorrows..." Randall Jarrell, Lament of the Children of Israel in Rome (from the Complete Poems, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

    It's a long one and I couldn't find it on line and I am a horrible typist. I would die typing this, but it is very good.

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    "Wait till the Majesty of Death" ..... Emily Dickinson, Wait till the Majesty of Death
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    "X had the funds, the friends, the plan."...James Merrill, Snow Jobs (Alfred Knopf, 2001) It is political, having mention of recent scandals.












    Don't wanna be a bum, you better chew gum. The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle. - Dylan

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    you think about the time in Malibu - late, late poem (Charles Bukowki - who else?!)
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    "Zealously my muse doth salute all thee"-First line of one of John Donnes Verse letters to Mr.R.W
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    "A young spring-tender girl" ...... Spike Milligan, Mirror Mirror
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    "But now secure the painted vessel glides,"-Canto II Alexander Pope
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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