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Poems you may have long forgotten
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userROON
Posted: 7 August 2008 6:49 PM
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another favourite whilst we are being sentimental, but NOT overly....

IF THOU MUST LOVE ME

(From Sonnets from the Portuguese)

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

IF THOU MUST LOVE ME -

IF thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
"I love her for her smile- her look- her way
Of speaking gently,- for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day"-
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,- and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,-
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity. - -
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Posted: 7 August 2008 6:58 PM
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Was reading this earlier with a view to posting - yes lovely, so glad you picked it
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Posted: 7 August 2008 6:58 PM
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Joy, I love poems, but some make me weepy, You would love some of the poems that O midnight and Icelander used to post, they were always a must for me to read, Wish they still posted them, Ria.
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Posted: 7 August 2008 10:55 PM
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And on that note where have they got to ???
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Posted: 8 August 2008 7:46 AM
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Michele, They have moved, there are 2 posts from Rob on British Gas
Thread. I guess they have been too busy packing etc. Ria.
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Posted: 9 August 2008 11:00 AM
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On a very sad note, you know I do charity work, well some years ago this was written by a man called Steve who is completely paralysed - to his daughter:

I can't wake you with a kiss each morning
Trace my fingers round your face, Rub your nose
I can't carry breakfast to your bedroom
Squeeze an orange, slice bread, butter your toast.

I can't button cuffs for you or brush your hair
find your socks and school books, hold your lunch box
I can't skip with you down the road, hand in hand
with swinging arms, head thrown back, laughing at the tree tops

I can't stand and watch you in the playground
Chasing Amy, watching Vicky's friends
I can't cuddle you if you stumble or
Be waiting at the gate when school ends

......... there are lots more versus, and the poem then ends once more ..

I can't wake you with a kiss each morning.

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Posted: 9 August 2008 12:54 PM
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very sad and thought provoking
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Posted: 9 August 2008 1:02 PM
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Looking at the rain outside and more promised for the coming week - look at the positive side as in the following poem:

By W M Letts called A SOFT DAY

A soft day, thank God!
A wind from the south
With a honeyed mouth;
A scent of drenching leaves,
Briar and beech and lime.
White elder-flower and thyme
And the soaking grass smells sweet,
Crushed by my two bare feet,
While the rain drips,
Drips, drips, drips from the leaves.

A soft day, thank God!
The hills wear a shroud
Of silver cloud;
The web the spider weaves
Is a glittering net;
The woodland path is wet
And the soaking earth smells sweet
under my two bare feet,
And the rain drips,
Drips, drips, drips from the leaves.

(Reminds me, must get some wellies )

Edited by bootbags 2008-08-09 1:03 PM
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Posted: 9 August 2008 6:13 PM
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we are quite a romantic little lot really arn't we?
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