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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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short poem

ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
It's a long way home
And I've broken bones
Every step I take
I fall on sharp stones
Every day I wake
And feel so alone
On my way back home...
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  • MuhammedMuhammed Posts: 20 ✭✭
    nice but so sad
  • faiz49faiz49 Posts: 159 ✭✭
    i don't have any dare to make any poem. i am not good enough in english, but @Elfish your poem so cool
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @faiz49 it is really a natural talent. You can explore it if you like poems or poetry.

    @Elfish keep your spirit high!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,646 mod
    The Door

    I opened the door,
    I closed the door...

    Bow. :lol:
  • kk02092001kk02092001 Posts: 52 ✭✭
    I am learning English.
    I am reading English.
    I am listening English.
    I am writing English.
    I am speaking English.
    Enjoy English!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,646 mod

    I am learning English.

    I am reading English.

    I am listening English.

    I am writing English.

    I am speaking English.

    Enjoy English!

    Keep it up @kk02092001 :lol:
  • fe1989fe1989 Posts: 59 ✭✭
    Goodbye

    I walk over to the beach
    Bare-footed until I reach
    Feeling the roughness of sand
    And soak my body in the ocean land...

    My knees fluttered by sudden breeze
    The calmness in my eyes were sees
    By the wind blowing my lips were kiss
    And my soul finds out peace ....

    Uttering the words of adieu
    My life is now ready to blew
    This frail body will left over
    Until the game is over ....

    This glee feeling I have inside
    That I will be in " His" side;
    Promise me no one will cry
    When my eyes close to goodbye...
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    I brought my short poem! But be careful, don't break you tongue!
    Dearest creature in creation,
    Study English pronunciation.
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
    I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
    So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

    Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
    Dies and diet, lord and word,
    Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
    (Mind the latter, how it's written.)
    Now I surely will not plague you
    With such words as plaque and ague.
    But be careful how you speak:
    Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
    Cloven, oven, how and low,
    Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

    Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
    Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
    Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
    Exiles, similes, and reviles;
    Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
    Solar, mica, war and far;
    One, anemone, Balmoral,
    Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
    Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
    Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

    Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
    Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.Blood and flood are not like food,
    Nor is mould like should and would.
    Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
    Toward, to forward, to reward.
    And your pronunciation's OK
    When you correctly say croquet,
    Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
    Friend and fiend, alive and live.

    Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
    And enamour rhyme with hammer.
    River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
    Doll and roll and some and home.
    Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
    Neither does devour with clangour.
    Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
    Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
    Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
    And then singer, ginger, linger,
    Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
    Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

    Query does not rhyme with very,
    Nor does fury sound like bury.
    Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
    Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
    Though the differences seem little,
    We say actual but victual.
    Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
    Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
    Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
    Dull, bull, and George ate late.
    Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
    Science, conscience, scientific.

    Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
    Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
    We say hallowed, but allowed,
    People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
    Mark the differences, moreover,
    Between mover, cover, clover;
    Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
    Chalice, but police and lice;
    Camel, constable, unstable,
    Principle, disciple, label.

    Petal, panel, and canal,
    Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
    Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
    Senator, spectator, mayor.
    Tour, but our and succour, four.
    Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
    Sea, idea, Korea, area,
    Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
    Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
    Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

    Compare alien with Italian,
    Dandelion and battalion.
    Sally with ally, yea, ye,
    Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
    Say aver, but ever, fever,
    Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
    Heron, granary, canary.
    Crevice and device and aerie.

    Face, but preface, not efface.
    Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
    Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
    Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
    Ear, but earn and wear and tear
    Do not rhyme with here but ere.
    Seven is right, but so is even,
    Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
    Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
    Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

    Pronunciation — think of Psyche!
    Is a paling stout and spikey?
    Won't it make you lose your wits,
    Writing groats and saying grits?
    It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
    Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
    Islington and Isle of Wight,
    Housewife, verdict and indict.

    Finally, which rhymes with enough -
    Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
    Hiccough has the sound of cup.
    My advice is to give up!!!


    @Bubbly, @Zom, @Lynne, @Khalied, @NatashaT, @april
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Glorian - It looks like something is missing in your post. It could be a rap poem, couldn't it? Where is your recording of you singing it. :D
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Glorian I was trying to pronounce these lines in a rhythm. But, it is pretty difficult! :)

    Compare alien with Italian,
    Dandelion and battalion.
    Sally with ally, yea, ye,
    Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
    Say aver, but ever, fever,
    Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
    Heron, granary, canary.
    Crevice and device and aerie.
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm afraid, it's too far to rap things like this, @Zom. :/
    @Bubbly, by the way this is the most difficult part in the poem I think. :#
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Okay @Glorian. Then I'll make do with Lynne's recording of it. ^-^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    Hey! I want it too, take me with yours, Zom! :'(
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Glorian yes it is. Can you sing this part for us? ;)
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    Teasing me, @Bubbly?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Glorian No I am seriously asking for it. If you can't I will sing it for you in my style. Then, don't close your ears. :)
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh-oh... seems to be hot! :D @Bubbly
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Glorian amazing poem long but useful :)
  • Rere2016Rere2016 Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Have you ever love somebody so much it makes you cry..
    Have you ever love someone dreamed you whole life
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,646 mod
    It looks like a love song. :) @Rere2016
  • Rere2016Rere2016 Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Yeah @kindgnice
  • Rere2016Rere2016 Posts: 77 ✭✭
    > @Rere2016 said:
    > Yeah @kindgnice
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,646 mod
    @Rere2016 wrote: »

    Do you like singing love songs as well? Please feel free to share your voice in this link:

    http://www.learn-english-forum.org/discussion/3366/who-likes-singing#latest

    ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I love William Shakespeare. I think @Xanthippe has the same feelings for Shakespeare. ;)
    Rere2016 said:

    Have you ever love somebody so much it makes you cry..

    Have you ever love someone dreamed you whole life

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