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    Wonderful poem and good timing for the Northern hemisphere

    "quotes of teachers from the past" - Alana Sahli; Quotes... https://www.poetry.com/poem/82524/quotes
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    A pessimistic poem but your talent for finding "Q" poems remains unsurpassed.

    "Rain is falling through the roof."After Us" by Connie Wanek
    https://www.loc.gov/programs/poetry-...-024/after-us/
    "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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    "The sky is the color of gravestones." A description that evokes hopelessness... a poem that provokes pause... enjoyed.

    "Stalemated their armies stood, with tottering banners:" - Sylvia Plath; The Snowman on the Moor... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...ontentId=27374
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    who am I but a stitch in time
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    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    re "After Us":agree.

    "The Snowman on the Moor..." Very original images, looks like scenes from a stormy marriage.

    "To fling my arms wide"."Dream Variations" by Langston Hughes
    https://poets.org/poem/dream-variations
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 10-23-2023 at 07:10 AM.
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    Beautiful poem

    "Unquiet and restless he was" -DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK; Bounty of giving... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/bounty-of-giving/
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 10-23-2023 at 02:32 PM. Reason: wrong link
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    Bounty of giving...-Curious to know who was the subject of this poem but did not find any background.


    "Vast and mysterious brother, ere was yet of me". "Tree-Worship" - (To John Lane) by Richard Le Gallienne
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ohn-lane-23612
    "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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    Delightful poem of trees, etc.

    "Which eye s his eye?" - Elizabeth Bishop; The Gentleman of Shalott... https://genius.com/Elizabeth-bishop-...lott-annotated
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    Lol! Surprising poem! Enjoyed!

    Poem by Zheng Xiaoqiong (surname starting with "X".

    铁鸟 / Iron Bird
    Time is like a grey iron bird fluttering against the window,
    Moonlight treading on distant memories saunters into my room.
    Mysterious reticent frost scatters, white seeds covering the ground
    Have grown into tranquil trees, standing in the North,
    Their leaves falling. I am in the South, looking into the distance, those happy times
    Restored in dreams. The iron bird disappears into silence.
    Those made-up faces flash past in-between the trees in the North,
    Those imaginary loves of mine, each resembles
    A grey iron bird, flapping its wings.
    (Collected Poems by Zheng Xiaoqiong, Huacheng chuben she, 2008, 30.)
    https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/poe...-zhou-xiaojing
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    An enigmatic poem for me. I found this re: bird symbolism in Chinese poetry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_...nese_mythology ... also noted the connection of "iron bird" to Tibet which I can not reconcile in this poem.

    "You are young, and I am older;" - Abraham Lincoln; untitled?... https://www.potw.org/archive/potw125.html
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    who am I but a stitch in time
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    re "Iron Bird". Thanks for the link. I thought of the rather obvious metaphor "iron bird" ="plane" but it doesnīt seem to fit the poem. Also found the connection with Tibet, https://pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/book-r...he-dalai-lama/, but canīt see any connection to the poem.

    Charming Lincoln poem!

    "O, my country, my country!"."Zaza, The Female Slave" added by "Poetry Lover"
    https://www.citatepedia.com/comments.php?id=345850
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    Such a sad poem

    "At husking time the tassel fades" - Emily Pauline Johnson; At Husking Time... https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...ing-time-21380
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    who am I but a stitch in time
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    7-8-2015

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    Enjoyed: "At Husking Time..." Every one reaps...

    "Birds chirping. Loud orchestral music. Music stops.".Screenplay by Harryette Mullen
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...871/screenplay
    "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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    Interesting poem... enjoyable Found a (lengthy) in-depth interview about her poetry, and others of the black community, and so very much more: https://writing.upenn.edu/epc/author...interview.html

    "cradle of the Black Madonna, oh" - Carolyn Marie Rodgers; Ethiopia... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...58576/ethiopia
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    Thanks for the interview, tailor. Just skimmed through it. It provides an insight into the creation possibilities and specially the difficulties of production of this community. I didnīt know she was a black author. Very similar to what happens here.

    "Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a diving line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition, a fluid and improvisational space in which languages and identities hybridize and evolve."
    Gloria Anzaldua( a member of the community, I think).

    "Ethiopia.."Beautiful and terrible poem!

    "De da'kest hour, dey allus say,". "Joggin' Erlong" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...n-erlong-14949
    "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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    Sad, sad dialectical poem so well written.

    "Every time I travel" - Yrsa Daley-Ward; Coordinates... https://turkishdelightedblog.wordpre...6/coordinates/
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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