Poem for the day
Started by sphinx, 18th May 2018 02:35 in Poetry, Books & Writing

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    I SAW with open eyes
    Singing birds sweet
    Sold in the shops
    For the people to eat,
    Sold in the shops of
    Stupidity Street.

    I saw in vision
    The worm in the wheat;
    And in the shops nothing
    For people to eat;
    Nothing for sale in
    Stupidity Street.

    Ralph Hodgson
    They who walk in silence hang the innocent and set the guilty free.


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    That gives pause for thought, Sphinx! Have not come across the author before - will go and rummage in Google to see what else he has written.
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    Luna
    That gives pause for thought, Sphinx! Have not come across the author before - will go and rummage in Google to see what else he has written.
    Do look up his work, I am sure you would like some of his other poems. He cared about animals, and the environment.

    Here's another:-

    The Bells of Heaven

    'TWOULD ring the bells of Heaven
    The wildest peal for years,
    If Parson lost his senses
    And people came to theirs,
    And he and they together
    Knelt down with angry prayers
    For tamed and shabby tigers
    And dancing dogs and bears,
    And wretched, blind pit ponies,
    And little hunted hares.


    Lots more: [http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/b...10.html#bells]
    They who walk in silence hang the innocent and set the guilty free.
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    Hadn't heard of him but he wrote interesting stuff.

    I found this, called The House Across The Way.

    The leaves looked in at the window
    Of the house across the way,
    At a man that had sinned like you and me
    And all poor human clay.
    He muttered: 'In a gambol
    I took my soul astray,
    But to-morrow I'll drag it back from danger,
    In the morning, come what may;
    For no man knows what season
    He shall go his ghostly way.'
    And his face fell down upon the table,
    And where it fell it lay.
    And the wind blew under the carpet
    And it said, or it seemed to say:
    'Truly, all men must go a-ghosting
    And no man knows his day.'
    And the leaves stared in at the window
    Like the people at a play.
    Climate change is NOT an emergency
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    I remember this one from school days - but had not remembered the author's name!

    Time, You Old Gypsy Man

    TIME, you old gipsy man,
    Will you not stay,
    Put up your caravan
    Just for one day?

    All things I'll give you
    Will you be my guest,
    Bells for your jennet
    Of silver the best,
    Goldsmiths shall beat you
    A great golden ring,
    Peacocks shall bow to you,
    Little boys sing.
    Oh, and sweet girls will
    Festoon you with may,
    Time, you old gipsy,
    Why hasten away?

    Last week in Babylon,
    Last night in Rome,
    Morning, and in the crush
    Under Paul's dome;
    Under Pauls' dial
    You tighten your rein --
    Only a moment,
    And off once again;
    Off to some city
    Now blind in the womb,
    Off to another
    Ere that's in the tomb.

    Time, you old gipsy man,
    Will you not stay,
    Put up your caravan
    Just for one day?

    Ralph Hodgson
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    Thank you, Sphinx for the linky. I rummaged on Google and found this most appalling linky ever. Mr Hogdson's poems being read by an electronic robot voice!!

    https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-gypsy-girl/
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    Luna
    Mr Hogdson's poems being read by an electronic robot voice!!
    Good grief....whatever next.

    (I liked the poem it linked to though.... )
    They who walk in silence hang the innocent and set the guilty free.
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    Eldorado By Edgar Allan Poe

    Gaily bedight,
    A gallant knight,
    In sunshine and in shadow,
    Had journeyed long,
    Singing a song,
    In search of Eldorado.

    But he grew old—
    This knight so bold—
    And o’er his heart a shadow—
    Fell as he found
    No spot of ground
    That looked like Eldorado.

    And, as his strength
    Failed him at length,
    He met a pilgrim shadow—
    ‘Shadow,’ said he,
    ‘Where can it be—
    This land of Eldorado?’

    ‘Over the Mountains
    Of the Moon,
    Down the Valley of the Shadow,
    Ride, boldly ride,’
    The shade replied,—
    ‘If you seek for Eldorado!’
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    I think all these poems would be much nicer if they were re-written as 3x3 Triads of Wisdom
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    Chris Mitchell
    I think all these poems would be much nicer if they were re-written as 3x3 Triads of Wisdom
    Naughty, Chris, I believe that is called plagiarism !

 


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