To Hangininthere: New Poetry Search

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by windblade, May 30, 2006.

  1. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Hi dear friend,

    To continue with the horses theme here is one of the greatest poems I know: By Pablo Neruda, "Horses".

    Now I know you'll be devastated if you can't find it! :)

    I have some more wonderful ones that I love. Hunt away!

    Love ya
  2. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Hi hon,

    They left the middle of the poem out! But, luckily I found it here, and will type it out, and then you can arrange it.

    Last night I went through my books and notebooks, and found SO MANY to search for.

    Thank you for all your hard work in finding them.

    It's so wonderful that Shannon joined in!

    Hangin, I typed the words to the Neruda poem and showed where they go. Can you please put that poem first, then the Tennyson.

    I hope it's not too hard to piece together the Neruda.

    Love ya lots![This Message was Edited on 06/01/2006]
  3. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Found another one - one I fell in love with when I was young. "The Lady of Shalott" by Tennyson.

    I love to read this aloud in my head or outloud for the wonderful sounds.

    It is very long, but worth it.


    Love ya
  4. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    I have here the missing middle of the Neruda poem.

    After the line that you have: 'ten horses were stepping...'
    there is a stanza space the same as the others, then

    Scarcely had they rippled into existence
    like flame, than they filled the whole world of my eyes,
    empty till now. Faultless, flaming,
    they stepped like ten gods on broad, clean hoofs,
    their manes recalling a dream of salt spray.

    Their rumps were globes, were oranges.

    Their color was amber and honey, was on fire.

    Their necks were towers
    carved from the stone of pride,
    and in their furious eyes, sheer energy
    showed itself, a prisoner inside them.

    And there, in the silence, at the mid-
    point of the day, in a dirty, disgruntled winter,
    the horses' intense presence was blood,
    was rhythm, was the beckoning light of all being.

    (place same stanza break, then the lines I saw, I saw.....

    by Pablo Neruda

    YAY - we did it! Is it hard to cut and paste that together?

    HANGIN, please put the NERUDA first.
  5. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Thank you for doing such a great job.

    The next one I have is by Elizabeth Bishop, 'The Map'.

    It would go great next to Shannon's globe poem.

  6. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    I mean in our minds - you don't have to try and squish it in there actually.

    Did you find any poems you liked from your library books?

  7. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    You found the Map - fantastic!!! I love searching through all my stash of poems, so this is working out great.

    So glad you got to read 'THe Curious Incident...'. What a wonderful book!

    I'm taping George Harrison's Bangladesh concert right now.
    I've never seen it before.

    We now have Little blue stem, Shannon, and now Kholmes has added a Shakespeare. It's getting richer and richer - it gives me so much satisfaction. Thanks be to God for all his goodness!
  8. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Yes!!! I taped the Tribute to George Harrison! I must have watched it 9 or 10 times. "Here comes the sun" , with Ringo at his best, Paul singing those beautiful high notes,
    Ravi Shankar. Eric Clapton's guitar.

    You could tell that George was a man who was loved, and loved very deeply!

    I see such a great love and passion for God in him. I love the man he grew up to be!

    Will be back with some more poems!
  9. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Marge Piercy, "Yellow, Red, Blue" and also by Marge Piercy,
    "Fox Grapes".
  10. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Please find: William Butler Yeats " The Stolen Child"
    (Don't worry - the faeries stole the child :) )
  11. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    Would you try to find one of my favorite childhood poems. I think the title was "Sing a Song of Laughter".

    I think the first lines were:
    Sing a song of laughter
    About the young giraffter
    Who tried to reach the rafter
    To get the apple pie.

    I checked the book that contained it out from the library so often that my Mother finally copied the poem. The copy has long since been lost. I don't recall the name of the book.
  12. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    I 'm thinking that the Stolen Child by Yeats doesn't really fit in this thread. Could you delete it please?

    And Marge Piercy - did they have 'Yellow, Red, Blue' ?

    I know you said they didn't have Fox Grapes.

    If they do have it, Yellow, etc.; could you put it where the other Marge Piercy is because I would like Yellow.. to be the introduction to her.

    It has the essence of summer in it - I think you'll really like it.

    Thanks, Oh- started a new pengy thread.



  13. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    You're going to LOVE this one: Denise Levertov: 'Ikon: The Harrowing of Hell'. For this board.

    Wow, I can't wait!!!

    HONORA, thanks for the great poetry site. So glad you are enjoying our thread. It's a joy putting it together!
  14. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Forgot to mention - it's on the site that Honora shared.

    You don't need to eat or sleep or rest, do you? :)

    This is exciting!
  15. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Hi sweet friend,

    The Levertov poem - title IKON is just an alternate spelling of icon. Icons are story-pictures mostly of the life of Jesus, or his characteristics; say as shepherd, or of the last supper.

    They are a beautiful part of my faith coming from my Irish Catholic side, and I love them dearly.

    I did a little search in the Bible, because these few sentences have always fascinated me.

    Look at 1Peter 3: 18-19&20 which tells this amazing story.

    The poem sees the Biblical story through the icon, and tells about it.
  16. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    I looked for Sing a Song of Laughter on American Poems using ‘rafter’ as a search term because I thought it would be less common than ‘laughter’. It was not there.


    If you find it, maybe you could start a 'Favorite Childhood Poems' thread. I could add a few.[This Message was Edited on 06/03/2006]
  17. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    So, so glad you LOVE Levertov's IKON: The Harrowing of hell.

    I LOVE how receptive you are to so many poems!

    The Marge Piercy, "Yellow, Red, Blue" ? You never mentioned it - was there some problem that you saw in it? Please be honest with me! I value your opinions and reactions.

    I'm just saying this because I asked for it 3 times, but you never said what the problem is.

    I LOVE doing this thread! I will not be offended if your against that Piercy poem, just interested why.

    Blessings
  18. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    The GEorge Harrison: bangladesh concert was on PBS - maybe a different time and day in your area. - you could do a PBS search for their schedule.
  19. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    If you find, "Yellow, Red, Blue," Could you put it where "colors passing through us are? I like it for an intro. to her work.
  20. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    I’m not even sure about the spelling of ‘girrafter’. I’m amazed that you are getting a lot of hits on it!