Our Favorite Poems

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Our Favorite Poems

Post by Arcturus Descending » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:25 pm

Come right in and sit down a while. Please. Make yourself comfortable. Here is a place where you are able to share your favorite poetry in all the world with us.

As you will see on your way in, there are beautiful glowing candles of unimaginable colors and forms. Please feel free to take a candle of your choice - one which expresses who you are, one which resonates within you. - to any table of your choice.

It is time to feed your soul and the soul of the Universe.

Carry on!
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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
W. B. Yeats, 1865 - 1939

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.
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― Neil Gaiman, Stardust



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A nature poem...

Post by encode_decode » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:54 pm

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Autumn Leaves
© Edel T. Copeland

Golden, crisp leaves falling softly from almost bare trees,
Lifting and falling in a hushed gentle breeze,
Slowly dropping to the soft cushioned ground,
Whispering and rustling a soothing sound.

Coppers, golds, and rusted tones,
Mother Nature's way of letting go.
They fall and gather one by one,
Autumn is here, summer has gone.

Crunching as I walk through their warm fiery glow,
Nature's carpet rich and pure that again shall grow,
To protect and shield its majestic tree,
Standing tall and strong for the world to see.

They rise and fall in the cool, crisp air.
It's a time of change in this world we share,
Nature's importance reflecting our own lives,
Letting go of our fears and again, too, we shall thrive.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/autumn-leaves-5
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encode_decode wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:54 pm
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Autumn Leaves
© Edel T. Copeland

Golden, crisp leaves falling softly from almost bare trees,
Lifting and falling in a hushed gentle breeze,
Slowly dropping to the soft cushioned ground,
Whispering and rustling a soothing sound.

Coppers, golds, and rusted tones,
Mother Nature's way of letting go.
They fall and gather one by one,
Autumn is here, summer has gone.

Crunching as I walk through their warm fiery glow,
Nature's carpet rich and pure that again shall grow,
To protect and shield its majestic tree,
Standing tall and strong for the world to see.

They rise and fall in the cool, crisp air.
It's a time of change in this world we share,
Nature's importance reflecting our own lives,
Letting go of our fears and again, too, we shall thrive.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/autumn-leaves-5
I love the music to Autumn Leaves especially the piano music. It is so hauntingly beautiful.
I love those Autumn leaves - they remind me of the next poem I shall enter.
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Re: Our Favorite Poems

Post by Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:49 pm

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Nothing Gold Can Stay
Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


There is a Japanese concept or perspective which shows the beauty of life as something which is fleeting, changeable and imperfect. That is basically the nature of things.
It is called Wabi~Sabi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

There is another, Ichi go ichi-e which means "one time, one meeting". It can be translated to mean "for this time only" "never again".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichi-go_ichi-e


In other words, "live in the moment, live for this moment, enjoy this moment".

Nothing Gold Can Stay.

It seems that knowing and understanding this can make things which we value, things which have meaning for us, all the more precious.
“A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really..."Do the stars gaze back?" Now, that's a question.”
― Neil Gaiman, Stardust



“Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.”
― Paul A.M. Dirac

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