Your Favorite Poetry

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  • zeb

    Gibran the Lebanese poet who i quoted at the wedding of my daughter and 'Banjo' Paterson an early Australian poet who wrote of the bush, of horses, the land.

    and this one from my early life;

    My dearest girl I think of you lots

    and every time I get the hots.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    The Heart of A Tree
    Henry Cuyler Bunner

    What does he plant who plants a tree?
    He plants cool shade and tender rain
    the seed and bud of days to be
    in years that fade and flush again.

    He plants to glory of the plain
    he plants to forest heritage
    the harvest of the coming idea
    the joy that unborn eyes shall see
    these things he plants
    who plants a tree.

    What does he plant who plants a tree?
    He plants in sap and leaf and wood
    in love of home and loyalty
    and far cast thought of civic good

    God’s blessing on the neighborhood
    who in the hollow of His hand
    holds all the growth of all our land
    a nation’s growth from sea to sea
    stirs in his heart who plants a tree.”

  • sowhatnow

    one for fun, it was one of my thinking of you cards...

    Feeling sad, feeling blue?
    Now cheer up, I thought of you.
    The mail has brought my special letter
    I hope that now you feel much better.
    Winter Days can make us frown,
    But Spring is on its way to town!
    Soon the sun will shine on us,
    But if It rains try not to fuss!
    When some flowers bloom in may,
    You know that Summer is on its way.

  • sissyb
    Another one by Yeats:
    Cloths of Heaven
    Had I the heavens' embroidered clothsEnwrought with golden and silver light,The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light,I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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