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    Wonderful haikus

    "October's leaf was sere" - Nora Pembroke; Tecumthe ... https://www.poetrycat.com/nora-pembroke/tecumthe
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    7-8-2015

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    I found some historical background to Nora Pembroke`s poem:

    "Tecumseh (/tɪˈkʌmsə, -si/ tih-KUM-sə, -⁠see; c. 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Shawnee chief and warrior who promoted resistance to the expansion of the United States onto Native American lands. A persuasive orator, Tecumseh traveled widely, forming a Native American confederacy and promoting intertribal unity. Even though his efforts to unite Native Americans ended with his death in the War of 1812, he became an iconic folk hero in American, Indigenous, and Canadian popular history."

    About the war of 1812:

    "In 1805, Tecumseh's younger brother Tenskwatawa, who came to be known as the Shawnee Prophet, founded a religious movement that called upon Native Americans to reject European influences and return to a more traditional lifestyle. In 1808, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa established Prophetstown, a village in present-day Indiana, that grew into a large, multi-tribal community. Tecumseh traveled constantly, spreading the Prophet's message and eclipsing his brother in prominence. Tecumseh proclaimed that Native Americans owned their lands in common and urged tribes not to cede more territory unless all agreed. His message alarmed American leaders as well as Native leaders who sought accommodation with the United States. In 1811, when Tecumseh was in the South recruiting allies, Americans under William Henry Harrison defeated Tenskwatawa at the Battle of Tippecanoe and destroyed Prophetstown.

    In the War of 1812, Tecumseh joined his cause with the British, recruited warriors, and helped capture Detroit in August 1812. The following year he led an unsuccessful campaign against the United States in Ohio and Indiana. When U.S. naval forces took control of Lake Erie in 1813, Tecumseh reluctantly retreated with the British into Upper Canada, where American forces engaged them at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, in which Tecumseh was killed. His death caused his confederacy to collapse. The lands he had fought to defend were eventually ceded to the U.S. government. His legacy as one of the most celebrated Native Americans in history grew in the years after his death, although details of his life have often been obscured by mythology."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecumseh

    "Pale amber sunlight falls across". "Autumnal" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...autumnal-14246
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    Thanks for the citation and link... an incredible account of Tecumseh and his struggles for an Indian Nation.

    Wonderful Autumn poem... ours has started with a longed for mildness

    "Quarantine, necessary," - Emmorrison; Quarantine... https://www.poetry.com/poem/105336/quarantine
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    "Quarantine...". To the point. And congrats for finding a "Q" poem.

    "Remember the sky that you were born under,"."Remember" by Joy Harjo
    https://poets.org/poem/remember-0
    "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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    Enjoyed this anaphora poem by Joy Harjo

    "Someone embraces me" - Vasko Popa; In The Village Of My Ancestors... https://mypoeticside.com/show-classic-poem-22629
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    "In The Village Of My Ancestors...", great poem!

    "The hand that signed the paper felled a city;"."The Hand that Signed the Paper" by Dylan Thomas
    https://mypoeticside.com/show-classic-poem-30882
    "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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    "Hands have no tears to flow." nor have a conscious Enjoyed

    "Unslept hours--long and weary visit me" - Eliseo Guerrero Cervantes; Quod... https://www.poetry.com/poem/82517/quod
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    "Quod...".Ai!

    "Rain and rain! and rain and rain!". "We To Sigh Instead Of Sing" by James Whitcomb Riley
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...-of-sing-29404
    "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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    Lovely poem

    "Sadly, O, sadly, the sweet bells of Baddeley" - Walter De La Mare; Sadly, O, Sadly... https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...-o-sadly-33306
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    Ditto!

    "To fish from a cloud in the sky"."Cloud Fishing" by Phillis Levin
    https://www.poetryoutloud.org/poem/cloud-fishing/
    "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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    Very imaginative... Enjoyed !

    "Understanding displacement" - Will Alexander; Living Detritus... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...iving-detritus
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    Living Detritus.Very experimental and original.

    "Vogelweid the Minnesinger,".Walter Von Der Vogelweid by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ogelweid-24153
    "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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    Wonderful poem... until the birds were ignored.

    "Why Brownlee left, and where he went," - Paul Muldoon; Why Brownlee Left... https://www.poetrycat.com/paul-muldo...-brownlee-left
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    Why Brownlee Left... Perplexing poem

    A poem by Yu Xiuhua
    "In Autumn

    like I wanted, autumn bites me

    and then gives me a long time: watches my wound swell, fester, heal

    It says: “a commoner like you deserves a little pain,

    deserves this slow, cultured agony” and

    hands it over to the fallen leaves

    in a nation where the red moon never sinks

    some people swaddle daybreak in tattered clothes

    bury the harvest deep in the ground to forget

    they assemble in the streets

    discuss unissued national laws

    the arches of their feet, too, have wounds

    blood flows from every street toward the People’s Square

    the autumn wind has blown across their cheeks

    those loved ones long separated from me—

    I am afraid to recognize them"
    https://clt.oucreate.com/poems/twelve-poems/
    "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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    re: Brownlee - I agree...

    Enjoyed An insight into Yu:
    https://abilitymagazine.com/poetic-d...ion-yu-xiuhua/
    https://theasiadialogue.com/2017/12/...ife-by-poetry/
    https://www.shs-conferences.org/arti...2023_03004.pdf

    "Your birth was the blessing of trillion stars" -
    DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK; How Could You Know How You Came Here... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/how-...you-came-here/
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    7-8-2015

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