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    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st May 17, 1:45 PM
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    A-Z of Poets
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    • 21st May 17, 1:45 PM
    A-Z of Poets 21st May 17 at 1:45 PM
    Here is a one you gamesters will love

    Aristotle
    Last edited by colinw; 03-06-2017 at 2:43 PM.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 13th Jun 17, 1:51 PM
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    Hmmm - X!

    Need to think about that - very hard. But I have to drop some stuff off at Oxfam and get a voucher, pop into Specsavers and have my new specs adjusted first.

    Not an excuse, ahem!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
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    Hmmm - X!

    Need to think about that - very hard. But I have to drop some stuff off at Oxfam and get a voucher, pop into Specsavers and have my new specs adjusted first.

    Not an excuse, ahem!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Well as you seem so keen on doing the X I think I will leave that one to you
    I know plenty pandas starting with X but less poets
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 13th Jun 17, 5:37 PM
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    I'll get on with 'Y' then

    Yeats, W B

    The Coat


    I made my song a coat
    Covered with embroideries
    Out of old mythologies
    From heel to throat;
    But the fools caught it,
    Wore it in the world's eyes
    As though they'd wrought it.
    Song, let them take it,
    For there's more enterprise
    In walking naked.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 13th Jun 17, 5:38 PM
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    Cassandra Xavier

    Untitled
    I adore that smile you put on your face once you see me,
    that shy smirk which never fails to make my day.
    The way your soft tousled hair feels as I gently run my fingers through it.
    Your beautiful masculine arms when they're wrapped around me,
    embodying me in your warmth.
    You are my sweet savior.
    You keep me safe in this ludicrous world
    yet at the same time you are my pure source of insanity.
    I hate you but at the same foolish moment
    I love you
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 10:45 AM
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    Andrea Zanzotto (1921–2011), Italian poet




    I've been trying to post one of his poems, but t'interweb won't let me.






    Edit: A bit about him, anyway!

    Andrea Zanzotto is widely considered one of the most important Italian and European poets of the twentieth century. From the fall of Fascism in the 1940s to the economic boom of the late 1950s, and from the student protests and "hot autumn" of the 1960s to the advent of a mass culture in the 1970s, Zanzotto's poetry has registered the profound social and cultural changes that have transformed postwar Italy.

    An articulate witness and engaged interlocutor whose roots are deep within the culture of his native region (the Veneto), Zanzotto examines the events of contemporary history as well as international scientific, philosophical, and artistic developments.

    In a distinctive poetic style noted for its surprising changes in each new volume, Zanzotto's work represents the search for a link between tradition and experimentation.

    In addition to his books of poetry, he is also an accomplished translator and an important literary critic, and he has done some writing for two of Federico Fellini's films, Casanova (1976) and E la nave va (And the Ship Sails on, 1983).
    Last edited by Pyxis; 14-06-2017 at 11:00 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jun 17, 10:48 AM
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    Andrea Zanzotto (1921–2011), Italian poet




    I've been trying to post one of his poems, but t'interweb won't let me.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Just make one up we will never know
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 10:57 AM
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    Just make one up we will never know
    Originally posted by colinw
    Sacrilege!






    Although.......

    Andrea Zanzotto
    Felt he had got to
    Write lots of rhymes
    To reflect the times.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jun 17, 11:02 AM
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    Sacrilege!






    Although.......

    Andrea Zanzotto
    Felt he had got to
    Write lots of rhymes
    To reflect the times.
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    * round of applause * the crowd goes wild
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 11:08 AM
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    At last! I found one I could copy! Just a snippet, though!......




    Ho perduto il sole nella mia bocca
    E nel mio cuore,
    Il mio desiderio e un segno
    Di sangue sulla neve.

    (I lost the sun in my mouth
    And in my heart,
    My desire is a sign of blood
    Upon the snow.)
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jun 17, 11:10 AM
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    At last! I found one I could copy! Just a snippet, though!......




    Ho perduto il sole nella mia bocca
    E nel mio cuore,
    Il mio desiderio e un segno
    Di sangue sulla neve.

    (I lost the sun in my mouth
    And in my heart,
    My desire is a sign of blood
    Upon the snow.)
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Wow you found my favourite ever Italian poem!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 11:13 AM
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    Wow you found my favourite ever Italian poem!
    Originally posted by colinw
    Do you mean your only Italian poem?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jun 17, 4:16 PM
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    Do you mean your only Italian poem?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I like that Corneto one as well
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 5:29 PM
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    I like that Corneto one as well
    Originally posted by colinw
    That's in English.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jun 17, 5:49 PM
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    That's in English.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    * Mutley style snigger *
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 6:45 PM
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    * Mutley style snigger *
    Originally posted by colinw
    So, then Mr. Muse, what's next?

    A - Z of ????
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 14th Jun 17, 7:01 PM
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    So, then Mr. Muse, what's next?

    A - Z of ????
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    anything to do with films? - luvvies, film titles, directors, ect ect?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
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    anything to do with films? - luvvies, film titles, directors, ect ect?
    Originally posted by Chris25
    I think that's all been done several times in other threads, though.



    How about scientists through the ages?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jun 17, 7:10 PM
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    So, then Mr. Muse, what's next?

    A - Z of ????
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    anything to do with films? - luvvies, film titles, directors, ect ect?
    Originally posted by Chris25
    Something with not to many gifs

    We could do one more round of poets then something different...
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 14th Jun 17, 9:48 PM
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    ok back to A

    Ahlberg, Allan

    Please Mrs Butler

    Please Mrs Butler
    This boy Derek Drew
    Keeps copying my work, Miss.
    What shall I do?

    Go and sit in the hall, dear.
    Go and sit in the sink.
    Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
    Do whatever you think.

    Please Mrs Butler
    This boy Derek Drew
    Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
    What shall I do?

    Keep it in your hand, dear.
    Hide it up your vest.
    Swallow it if you like, my love.
    Do what you think is best.

    Please Mrs Butler
    This boy Derek Drew
    Keeps calling me rude names, miss.
    What shall I do?

    Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
    Run away to sea.
    Do whatever you can, my flower.
    But don’t ask me.


    My children got huge enjoyment from the Janet & Allan Ahlberg books.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Jun 17, 8:05 AM
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    Robert Burns

    Gloomy December

    Ance mair I hail thee thou Gloomy December.
    Ance mair I hail thee with sorrow and care.
    Sad was the parting thou made me remember.
    Parting wi' Nancy o nair to meet mair.
    Fond lover’s parting is sweet painful pleasure.
    Hope beaming mild on the soft parting hour.
    But the dire feeling, o farewell forever.
    Anguish unmingled and agony pure.

    Wild as the winter now tearing the forest.
    Till the last leaf O the summer is flown.
    Such is the tempest has shaken my bosom.
    Till my last hope and last comfort is gone.
    Still shall I hail thee; thou Gloomy December.
    Still shall I hail thee with sorrow and care.
    For sad was the parting, thou makes me remember.
    Parting wi' Nancy, O nair to meet mair.

    and an excellent reading from Robert Carlyle

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