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    A wise poem!

    "QUICKLY and pleasantly the seasons blow" Quickly and pleasantly the seasons blow by Robert Hillyer.

    https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/...llyer01.html#2
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    "Over the meadows of eternity,"... the second line qualifier puts things in perspective. Seasons in their moment seem to take forever.

    "Romance who loves to nod and sing" - E.A. Poe Romance... https://poemanalysis.com/edgar-allan-poe/romance/
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    Why you are conciliating me with Ed.gar Allan Poe. This poem is really interesting and the analysis helpfull

    "Sleepwalking she prepared breakfast". To Sylvia Plath by Yahia Lababidi
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...di/poems/23485
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    Lol... I find Poe complex yet accessible, not unlike Emily Dickinson

    Re: To Sylvia Plath... to portray Sylvia in this light saddens me. However, it also reminded me of our absent poet paperleaves (not by the context of the poem)

    Ok, something more familiar:

    "The leaves were long, the grass was green," - J. R. R. Tolkien Tinuviel... http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...ien/poems/1876
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    You are right about "To Sylvia Plath". It doesn´t say anything about her as a poet. It reminds me of a beautiful song ( about poet Alfonsina Storni, an Argentinian poet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonsina_Storni, that drowned herself in the sea:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4H-Jcet1M4. The lyrics are in Spanish, but even so I think it is possible to perceive its beauty specially if the ear is not untrained to Spanish. It identifies the poet with the elements of the sea, asks what new kind of poems she was pursuing and says that she disappeared "dressed in sea".

    Enjoyed the "Summernights Dream" atmosphere of Tolkien's poem.

    "Under black yew-trees, in the shade," Owls by Charles Baudelaire
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...aire/owls-8981
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    Re: Alfonsina Storni -
    Though she was known mainly for her poetic works, she also wrote prose, journalistic essays, and drama.
    ... very accomplished as a single mother; a poetic albeit tragic death. Beautiful music and video.

    Would love to be able to read and understand Baudelaire's poetry in French: "The owls have kept themselves apart;/Like strange divinities, they dart/The red eye, as they meditate."

    "Victor in Drama, Victor in Romance," - Alfred Tennyson To Victor Hugo... https://monadnock.net/tennyson/hugo.html
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    Enjoyed immensely this loving and courteous poem:
    "Weird Titan by thy winter weight of years
    As yet unbroken, Stormy voice of France!
    Who dost not love our England--so they say;
    I know not--England, France, all man to be
    Will make one people ere man's race be run:
    And I, desiring that diviner day,
    Yield thee full thanks for thy full courtesy
    To younger England in the boy my son.

    "Who's that I hear?—It's me—Who?—Your heart" The Debate Between Villon And His Heart by Francois Villon

    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...on/poems/11278
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    re: Francois Villon... "Once I'm dead I'll rise above it—
    God, what comfort—What wise eloquence—
    I've nothing more to tell you—I'll survive without it—"... quite the struggle.

    "xanthic:" - Ivy Alvarez X... https://www.ivyalvarez.com/poetry/x/
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    Interesting words poem!

    "Ye in the age gone by", The Gods Of Greece by Friedrich Schiller
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...f-greece-30692
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    A very dense poem of Hellenic virtue. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Götter_Griechenlandes
    A shorter translated version here (evidently to assuage the critics): https://www.bartleby.com/270/9/2.html

    Prolly a repeat...

    "Zut! it's two o'clock." - Robert William Service; Noctambule... https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ctambule-31020
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    re: Some of Schiller´s poems are very long. This one here the German schoolchildren had to learn by heart (don´t know if they still do):yricstranslate.com/de/das-lied-von-der-glocke-song-bell.html

    Enjoyed Noctambule. Don´t remember having read it before:

    "A tiger comes to mind. The twilight here" The Other Tiger by Jorge Luis Borges

    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...ges/poems/2934
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    Loved "Song of the Bell"... the English translation with its poetic license came out very nice. https://lyricstranslate.com/de/das-l...song-bell.html . I would be hard pressed to memorize this wonderful poem.

    I made a document with a more direct translation (without poetic license) using imTranslator side by side with the poetic translation and the original German version in a googledoc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

    Jorge Luis Borges works are wonderful; a short article: https://library.csun.edu/SCA/Peek-in...reaming-borges

    "Between the woods the afternoon" - Alan Alexander Milne; The Mirror... https://allpoetry.com/poem/8518913-T...-by-A.A.-Milne
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    re: "Song of the Bell". I think this first translation tries to emulate the German syntax and the vocabulary of that time, which makes it sound artificial and stilted. Your poetic sensibility promptly detected this. Your translation sounds much more natural and up to date. I would perhaps translate some words a bit differently, for example "cooper paste or brew" instead of "cooper porridge", but I generally prefer it. While looking for letter "c", I came upon this translation, which seems to be much better than the stilted one:http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...ler/poems/7717

    "A child draws the outline of a body." Portrait by Louise Gluck
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...ck/poems/15770
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    Schiller: Will revisit later...

    Louise Gluck: Sweet poem

    "Dick Mid’s large bluish face without eyebrows" - e.e. cummings; “Sonnets—Realities XX”... https://cummings.ee/book/and/poem/sonnets-realities-xx/
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    Cummings- a curious poet I learnt to know because of this game.

    "THE empress of the year, the meadows' queen," June by John Payne
    https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/payne02.html#8
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