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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
No shadow
No stars
No moon
No cars
November only believes
In a pile of dead leaves
And a moon
That's the color of bone.

No prayers for November
To linger longer
To remember.

November has tied me
To an old dead tree
Get word to April
To rescue me.

November's cold chain
Made of wet boots and rain
And shiny black ravens
On chimney smoke lanes
November seems odd
An act of God
November.

Adapted from Tom Waits - November

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

November by Elizabeth Coatsworth
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What kind of poems do you enjoy the most?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 5,727 mod
I love funny poems that rhyme, as they make me smile, and I think that it is great to be able to smile as much as possible in life. So I enjoy reading things like that. I also like writing my own poems.

But then there are other types of poems that don't rhyme, but they might tell a beautiful story, and that's a great thing to be able to do as well.

What types of poems do you like the most? Do you have any experience of writing them yourself, or do you just prefer to read them?
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  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0
    i like romance poems

    you are the only one I though about him i wish he thinking about me as i am thinking about him
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    Yes, I like romantic poems too. There is nothing better than reading through a romantic poem, and having that one special person in your head while you're reading through it.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like peoms in struggle and encourage to the smile . I like peoms about loveand sutution
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like Persian poems a lot no matter what kind it is.I really like Hafez poems.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I like poetry overall because I am a poet. There is no favourites. A very subtle expression of our feelings.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I agree that you can use poetry to express your feelings @bubbly and I would love to read some of the poems that you have written. I bet that they are wonderful.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @GemmaRowlands Most of them are in Urdu and Punjabi. I will share with you the English ones that are few but I like them. :)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I look forward to hearing your poems. It would also be good to see the ones in other languages too as it would give me a chance to learn a little about another language!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I like to read the poetry of Williams Wordsworth because his poetry is on different aspects of nature.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I enjoy reading nature poems @Bubbly because it is something that we can all appreciate, as nature is all around us. I know that I very much like his daffodils poem, as they are one of my favourite flowers.
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    Recently I started to read Dante's "Divine Comedy", but I'm reading it in a breaks of the work and can't finish it yet.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I struggle to enjoy a book if I have to focus on other things too @Glorian that's why I struggled to read whilst I was at university, because I had so much work that I had to do as well.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    Usually the poems that I enjoyed to read are the ones that I listen to like music. :)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    Do you mean that the lyrics of songs are like poems @kindgnice ? I agree - some song lyrics are very beautiful indeed!
  • chyijungchyijung Posts: 2,141 ✭✭✭✭
    I enjoy this poem recently :)

    The Road Not Taken
    by Robert Frost

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I have read that poem before and enjoyed it. I think that reading poetry is a wonderful way to learn a new language, and it makes you appreciate the beauty of the words even more!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    Do you mean that the lyrics of songs are like poems @kindgnice ? I agree - some song lyrics are very beautiful indeed!

    Yes my friend. I also love the meaning of each song lyrics. ;)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I agree @kindgnice and it is even better when you know the story behind the song, and know who it has been written for.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    For that, YouTube helps me a lot to understand more the lyrics of the song by watching what's happening in the scenes. @GemmaRowlands
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    Yes @kindgnice the videos can help a lot, as they can help you to work out what's going on in the story.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    And sometimes when I find it hard to understand British accents, I try to download videos with English subtitles. That's why I like your country's accent. ;) @GemmaRowlands
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    Subtitles can certainly be helpful @kindgnice . I find that some regional accents are difficult to understand, but there are some that are very straightforward.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    Ohhh, you mean, you are also having hard times comprehending other languages in different regions of your country? @GemmaRowlands
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    Yes @kindgnice - particularly thanks to the fact that in a lot of areas, people talk very quickly.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    What are the usual languages in other regions you find difficult to comprehend? Spanish? French? On the flip side, I hope to speak British accent as well because it sounds professional. ;)
    If you have extra time, perhaps you may wanna join us in our sessions? :) @GemmaRowlands
  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 570 ✭✭✭
    I seldom read poems. I like funny one and for children :D . I don't read often poems in English (I'm not that advanced ;)), but I like some polish poets.

    Here romantic and funny poem :p:
    Ogden Nash
    To My Valentine

    More than a catbird hates a cat,
    Or a criminal hates a clue,
    Or the Axis hates the United States,
    That’s how much I love you.

    I love you more than a duck can swim,
    And more than a grapefruit squirts,
    I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
    And more than a toothache hurts.

    As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
    Or a juggler hates a shove,
    As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
    That’s how much you I love.

    I love you more than a wasp can sting,
    And more than the subway jerks,
    I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
    And more than a hangnail irks.

    I swear to you by the stars above,
    And below, if such there be,
    As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
    That’s how you’re loved by me.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    I struggle to understand French when it is spoken quickly @kindgnice but when it is a little slower I can just about understand what they are saying.
  • roshanjnyroshanjny Posts: 16 ✭✭
    > @chyijung said:
    > I enjoy this poem recently :)
    >
    > The Road Not Taken
    > by Robert Frost
    >
    > Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    > And sorry I could not travel both
    > And be one traveler, long I stood
    > And looked down one as far as I could
    > To where it bent in the undergrowth;
    >
    > Then took the other, as just as fair,
    > And having perhaps the better claim,
    > Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    > Though as for that the passing there
    > Had worn them really about the same,
    >
    > And both that morning equally lay
    > In leaves no step had trodden black.
    > Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    > Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    > I doubted if I should ever come back.
    >
    > I shall be telling this with a sigh
    > Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    > Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    > I took the one less traveled by,
    > And that has made all the difference.

    if you do have a situation like this, which road will you take. The one which less traveled by or the other one..
  • roshanjnyroshanjny Posts: 16 ✭✭
    I love to read poems, but unlike reading novels it could be a little difficult for me to understand the real meaning.
    Here am quoting first stanza from "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
    Anybody can help me to understand the real meaning of the entire poem

    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may trod me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
  • sammanisammani Posts: 314 ✭✭✭
    I like romantic poems which has a great meaning.specially it is about a separating of lovers.
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