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    re "Ode":

    "Near Hastings, on the shingle-beach,", So beautiful!

    "Over the camp-fires". "The Longbeards' Saga. A.D. 400" by Charles Kingsley
    https://www.poetrycat.com/charles-ki...s-saga--ad-400
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    Enjoyed "Where women are heroes, / What must the men be?"

    "Perhaps he’s afraid my wooden shoes will damage the moss." - Ye Shaoweng; I Try To Enter a Garden but I Can’t Get in... https://bangalorereview.com/2019/04/...-song-dynasty/
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    Charming poem:"It’s impossible to wall in the beauty of spring,/ An apricot branch draped in red blossoms has crept over the wall."

    "Queen of a double empire still she stands," "Constantinople, March MCMXV" by Victoria Mary Sackville-West
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ch-mcmxv-37872
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    Wistful impassioned historical poem by the author Vita.

    "Ring-Ting! I wish I were a Primrose," - William Allingham; Wishing... https://www.poetrycat.com/william-allingham/wishing
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    "Wishing...".Charming poem!

    "Softly drops the crimson sun:". "Angelus". by Susan Coolidge
    https://www.poetrycat.com/susan-coolidge/angelus
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    Great poem...lol... just realized I was influenced by Angelus for my poem in the Lol... thread for today

    "Tranquil and happy loves in this agree," - Francesco Petrarca; Sonnet CCXVII. La sera desiar, odiar l' aurora. / Contrary to the Wont of Lovers, He Prefers Morn to Eve.... https://www.poetrycat.com/francesco-.../sonnet-ccxvii
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    Noble verses. Like Petrarca I prefer Aurora.

    "Unlovely city, to which few tourists come". "A City Remembered" by Vernon Scannell
    https://www.poetrycat.com/vernon-sca...ity-remembered
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    A somber homage to a city beloved. A rather convoluted life for a poet... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Scannell

    "Villagers all, this frosty tide," - Kenneth Grahame; Carol... https://www.potw.org/archive/potw355.html
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    Enjoyed the poem, specially as sung by field mice. Willsometime look for the book.

    "What a strange thing" "What a strange thing" by by Kobayashi Issa
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    Beautiful Haiku

    Poem by a poet whose name contains an 'x': Max Eastman - "Borne on the low lake wind there floats to me,"; Summer Sunday... https://hellopoetry.com/poem/73810/summer-sunday/
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    "Poem by a poet whose name contains an 'x'" A classic gem in Hello Poetry!

    "Ye mountains, on whose torrent-furrowed slopes," "Palinodia" by Charles Kingsley
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...alinodia-21737
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    Interesting poem and learned a new word (Palinodia) Enjoyed.

    "Zzzzzzzzz can be the most comforting sound" - Desa Stone; Zaa Stupidest Poem Ever...
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    Another interesting Z poem!

    "And the just man trailed God's shining agent," "Lot's Wife" by Anna Akhmatova
    https://www.poetrycat.com/anna-akhmatova/lots-wife
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    Interesting poem about Lot's wife that seems to miss the mark.

    "By the rude bridge that arched the flood," - Ralph Waldo Emerson; Concord Hymn... https://www.potw.org/archive/potw95.html
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    re: I think Anna Akmathova reinterpreted the biblical episode according to her own reality:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Akhmatova


    Impressive Hymn! It was also in one April that the Portuguese caravels landed here. That was the beginning of Brazil.

    "Come let us watch the sun go down" "The Apple Orchard" by Rainer Maria Rilke
    https://www.poetrycat.com/rainer-mar...-apple-orchard
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