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59 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Really, you two. Have you no soul?  Wonderful and atmospheric command of the English language. Must try harder!

 

Thunder crashes from rock

To rock, the cataracts reply,

Lightning’s  dazzle our eyes.

 

 

Apparently not ! Disjointed, discordant, metaphysical nonsense.

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8 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

The apostrophe, by the way, is not required.

 

Actually I don't see a feral apostrophe in my bit... Now if you are referring to the Arnold quote and his supposedly  wonderfull use of English....

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Sorry about the apostrophe.  I was typing out the quote and the iPhone deemed it necessary!  I certainly didn’t put it there -  I should have checked it before posting.

What genre of poetry do you like Brew and BK?  Or don’t you like any?

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BK used a teapot

to Brew his cup of tea

but then he went and painted it,

so now he drinks coffeeeee

 

 

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The boy stood on the burning deck...

 

As a school boy I liked The Listeners but modern so called poetry leaves me cold, most seems pretentious nonsense.

 

Why... when reading po...  etry

Do we need to speak...     sotto voce

And does,  this slow...    and strange cadence

make up for lack...     of making sense

 

;)

 

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Now Miss is going to shout at you this time BK, it's Rime, not rhyme, of the Ancient Aariner....   ;)...

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3 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

I agree, Margie. I too admire Arnold's work, although for me he'll never displace Thomas Hardy.

Didn't he used to work with Stan Laurel ?

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I read the Matthew Arnold poem.  I only skimmed most of it.. but I made sense of what I actively concentrated on. 

 

I was struck by the similarity in sentiment that much of it had to:

 

Do not go gentle into that good night

Dylan Thomas - 1914-1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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I wandered lonely, I'm not proud,

To be excluded from the crowd,

I think my socks may give a clue,

I whiff them and exclaim "Oh Pheww!"

 

I guess my odour is abhorred,

By those who'd otherwise applaud,

They'll come around.. approve methinks..

Should I secure a can of Lynx.

 

Once so equipped I'll do no wrong,

And I'll eschew that horrid pong,

My presence will be peace and light,

As I'll no longer smell of .. *****

 

Subject matter might be a bit iffy.. but I think it scans rather well... :laugh:

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Nonna,  I’ve just watched the video with English subtitles and really enjoyed it.  Thank you for that.

 

Col, your poem is very good - well composed and funny!

The Arnold poem and the one by Dylan Thomas that you quoted were both written about their respective fathers.  
I’ve  never written a poem about my father, only about my mum.... I think it was she who had the biggest influence on my life.

 

Oz, Matthew Arnold’s father was the head master of Rugby school from 1828, hence the poem about Rugby Chapel.

 

Jill, I  know more about Arnold’s poems than Hardy’s - perhaps I need to have a deeper look!

 

 

 

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Love DJs poem ! He must have attended the Pam Ayres school of Higher poetic prose.

We are in the presence of Masters, ( wonder if Compo had a hand in it?). Thank Margie for awakening the poetic licence in us. I am now going to skip through the daffodils and play my Pan pipes.:rolleyes:

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Went to see dr this morning and hes written me an impegnativa to see an orthopedic, the appointment is Monday . So quick, its the same dr that my husband has for his hip replacement. 

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