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    Re: Just so, Jesus raps... I found this odd bit: https://emily-dickinson-riddle.blogs...ower-show.html from Emily Dickinson Riddles: https://emily-dickinson-riddle.blogs...m/p/index.html (I need to check more into this!)

    Re: Kept On... ... intriguing poem.

    "Let's compete with our tears," - Meng Jiao; Complaints Poem... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/complaints-6/
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    Re re: Just so, Jesus raps...Thanks! Oh, I see, figures moving at a mechanical clock show!

    "More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out" Instructions on Not Giving Up1976) by Ada Limón
    https://poets.org/poem/instructions-not-giving
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    Beautiful poem of rebirth in the age of Limón !

    "Nature's lover, pause to see," - Lewis Ringe; Western States: Kanawha, the River, West Va. Excerpt from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's book(s) [i]Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. America: Vols. XXV–XXIX. 1876–79... https://www.bartleby.com/270/13/560.html
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    Western States: Kanawha, the River, West Va.Powerfull poem about the different aspects of the nature of the Kanawha landscape: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanawha_River. Been reading about Longfellow, who I for some reason thought, that he was an English poet, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_...rth_Longfellow.

    "Out of the night that covers me" Invictus (1875)by W.E. Henley

    https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/invictus/
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    Re: Longfellow - interesting poet; beloved and maligned. Tragic his wive's deaths.

    I tried a quick search for Lewis Ringe the poet of Western States: Kanawha, the River, West Va. with no joy

    Bold poem... Found this analysis: https://poemanalysis.com/william-ern...nley/invictus/

    "Poetry can’t be communicated." - Carlos Drummond de Andrade Secret... https://lyricstranslate.com/en/segredo-secret.html-3
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    Thanks for the comment on Invictus.

    Much enjoyed the poem by Drummond. Some translation suggestions though

    "Segredo
    A poesia é incomunicável.
    Fique torto no seu canto.
    Não ame.

    Ouço dizer que há tiroteio
    ao alcance do nosso corpo.
    É a revolução? o amor?
    Não diga nada.

    Tudo é possível, só eu impossível.
    O mar transborda de peixes.
    Há homens que andam no mar
    como se andassem na rua.
    Não conte.

    Suponha que um anjo de fogo
    varresse a face da terra
    e os homens sacrificados
    pedissem perdão.
    Não peça.


    Secret

    Poetry is incommunicable.
    Remain in your awkward corner
    Don't love.

    I hear that there is a gunfight
    Close to our bodies.
    Could it be revolution? Love?
    Don't say anything.

    Everything is possible, only I am impossible.
    The sea overflows with fishes.
    There are men who walk on water
    as if they walked on the street.
    Don't make it known.

    Suppose that an angel of fire
    would sweep the face of the Earth
    and the sacrificed men
    asked for forgiveness.
    Don't ask."

    "Queen of my tub, I merrily sing," A Song From The Suds by Louisa May Alcott
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...the-suds-12639
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    Agree... your translation flows better.

    Re: "Queen..." Prolly didn't have the opportunity of taking the sacrament in answer for S2.

    "Raise high the roof beams, Workmen!" - Sappho; Fragment 88... https://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/sappho/sappho2.htm#88

    Note: "Hymen (Ancient Greek: Ὑμήν), Hymenaios or Hymenaeus, in Hellenistic religion, is a god of marriage ceremonies, inspiring feasts and song." - Wikipedia
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    Thanks!

    Re, re: "Queen..." Yes, I agree. I didn´,t think of that.

    Thanks for the note: We have the word "himeneu" in Portuguese, as a seldom used, very cultivated variant of marriage.

    "She stands and knows herself for the first time." The Stopped Train (2007) by Jean Sprackland
    https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poe...stopped-train/
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    Enjoyed "A woman shouts: Why must you be all so British?" tickled me.

    "the bucket's water" - Masaoki Shiki; Tanka 06... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/tanka-06/
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    Charming tanka!

    "Under the Light, yet under" Under the Light, yet underby Emily Dickinson (with analysis)
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...mily-dickinson
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    Curious poem by Emily.
    Poem 949 F1068 ‘Under the Light, yet under’
    In an ABAB stanza scheme Emily reiterates the distance between the dead and the
    living. The bodies of the dead are still ‘under the Light’ of the sun, but they are also
    under the ground. The souls of the dead are further than the stretch of a Giant’s arm or
    the distance a day’s sunshine could reach if the day was as long as an year. The souls
    of the dead are ‘over the Light’ as our eyes look at the sky, but they are also beyond
    things out of our sight such as ‘the Arc of the Bird’ of the upward whoosh of a Comet,
    and we cannot add cubits to our stature so as to reach them (Matthew6:27). The dead
    are too far away for a ‘Guess’ or a ‘Riddle’ to find them. If only the living and the
    dead were on the rim of the same disc!
    Emily also uses the mysterious ‘Cubit’ when considering space travel in poem
    240.
    ... http://www.emilydickinsonpoems.org/E...commentary.pdf

    I've learned that the veil between the living and the dead can be quite thin sometimes.

    "Viswamitra the Magician," - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; King Trisanku... https://www.litscape.com/author/Henr..._Trisanku.html
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    "I've learned that the veil between the living and the dead can be quite thin sometimes." Maybe you know about mediunity.

    "King Trisanku" interesting comparison.

    "While my hair was still cut straight across my forehead".The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (1915)by Ezra Pound
    "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. "
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    "Maybe you know about mediunity" - no, but am fascinated about some accounts/attempts; for instance the séance to bring Harry Houdini to the table

    re: "While my hair..." - a tender poem; found this: https://poemanalysis.com/ezra-pound/...wife-a-letter/

    "Xenophobia: Apartheid" - Manaledi Lerato Mapena; Xenophobia: Apartheid... https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/xeno...artheid_240164
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    re:Looked him up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini.

    re 2: Thanks for the analysis. I was wondering at the end of the poem.

    Incisive African poem.

    "You saw so much romance in competition,"Maren (2008) by Mick Imlah
    https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/mar en/
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    Re: Maren: Used this link... https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/maren/ - enjoyed

    A bit of minimalism "Zigzag" - Mehta Hasmukh Amathaal; Zigzag... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/zigzag/
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