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    Thumbs up your favourite poetic line of all time

    four to five lines.


    please state the author and maybe why it is.
    Last edited by cacian; 06-19-2014 at 09:45 AM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    I'd love to, but first you will have to direct me to best best line of poetry you have written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    I'd love to, but first you will have to direct me to best best line of poetry you have written.
    Peter not the one you have written but from an author you have read.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Is it possible to have a favorite line of poetry?
    'So - this is where we stand. Win all, lose all,
    we have come to this: the crisis of our lives'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poetaster View Post
    Is it possible to have a favorite line of poetry?
    up to four if you wished.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines
    Where slumber abbots purple as their wines.

    Alexander Pope The Dunciad
    Previously JonathanB

    The more I read, the more I shall covet to read. Robert Burton The Anatomy of Melancholy Partion3, Section 1, Member 1, Subsection 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    Peter not the one you have written but from an author you have read.
    Of course, not what I wrote. What you wrote.

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    Hwaet we gardena in geardagum


    Why not?
    'So - this is where we stand. Win all, lose all,
    we have come to this: the crisis of our lives'

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    "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams" - W.B. Yeats

    "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life" - Psalm 23

    "In Flanders fields the poppies blow" - John McCrae

    "Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
    When a new planet swims into his ken" - Keats

    "Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty,
    Youth's a stuff will not endure." - Shakespeare
    Exit, pursued by a bear.

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    As for ourselves we're very well;
    As unaffected prose will tell.--

    My Dearest Frank, I Wish You Joy by Jane Austen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanB View Post
    To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines
    Where slumber abbots purple as their wines.

    Alexander Pope The Dunciad
    interesting read
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    As for ourselves we're very well;
    As unaffected prose will tell.--

    My Dearest Frank, I Wish You Joy by Jane Austen
    very nice.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    QUOTE=Poetaster;1263253]Hwaet we gardena in geardagum
    a what? sorry did not get this.

    Why not?
    why yes. Ok yes I guess you can post your own favourite too.
    look forward to reading them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mona amon View Post
    "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams" - W.B. Yeats

    "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life" - Psalm 23

    "In Flanders fields the poppies blow" - John McCrae

    "Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
    When a new planet swims into his ken" - Keats

    "Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty,
    Youth's a stuff will not endure." - Shakespeare
    I enjoyed these thank you mona.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Byron: The Prisoner of Chillon

    These are the first 4 lines:

    "My hair is grey, but not with years,
    Nor grew it white
    In a single night,
    As men's have grown from sudden fears:"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamwoven View Post
    Byron: The Prisoner of Chillon

    These are the first 4 lines:

    "My hair is grey, but not with years,
    Nor grew it white
    In a single night,
    As men's have grown from sudden fears:"
    very nice Dreamwoven; )
    now I wonder what the last four lines are.
    Last edited by cacian; 06-19-2014 at 06:28 AM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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