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Help me take my mind off tonight!!!

Who is your favorite poet? What is your favorite poem? What is your favorite line from a poem?

*** This relates to this section because without religion or beliefs poetry wouldn't be so interesting.


Asked by Cinnamon-mom at 6:42 PM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I love the last stance of The Indian Serenade.

    Oh, lift me from the grass!
    I die! I faint! I fail!
    Let thy love in kisses rain
    On my lips and eyelids pale.
    My cheek is cold and white, alas!
    My heart beats loud and fast:
    Oh! Press it close to thine again,
    Where it will break at last!

    Answer by pnwmom at 6:52 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
    Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
    Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; Bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
    Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

    And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
    And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
    Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
    --Gerard Manley Hopkins "God's Grandeur"

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:45 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet, Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W.B. Yeats.

    Answer by pnwmom at 6:46 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
    And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    `My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
    Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

    Percy Byshe Shelly-- "Ozymandias"

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:47 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • AHHHH! I LOVE Yeats!!!!

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:47 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I love Shelly too

    Answer by pnwmom at 6:49 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • The entire book of psalms!!! I find when life is getting me down thats the one book in the bible that reminds me that God is always with me and it will get better as long as I keep my faith in him! It also touches on your enemies and their actions(how He will not overlook this injustice, as long as you don't take matters into your own hands!)! I also feel that the book of psalms is heart warming and up lifting. What ever is dragging you down will pass and you will get back on your feet!!! Hope you feel better soon!!! Hugs

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 6:54 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • That is beautiful!!! It reminds me of John Keats (my imaginary boyfriend, just kidding, lol)

    "my heart beats loud and fast" --- wow.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:55 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • You are sooo right ladyd!!! God does not overlook injustice and God is our defender.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:57 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Who can say that the Song of Solomon is not a very romantic read. Very poetic indeed.

    Answer by pnwmom at 7:00 PM on Apr. 28, 2009