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A bit of poetry to keep you going

  1. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 14, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 14, 2021 :


    If, by Rudyard Kipling, read by Michael Caine.

    Text:
    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;

    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;

    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;

    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;

    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!


    **Please feel free to add your favourite poetry**
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021

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  2. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Feb 14, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Feb 14, 2021 :
    Not sure if it's my favorite but it makes sense

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  3. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow Feb 14, 2021

    theshinybeast , Feb 14, 2021 :
    Very highbrow thread from you 🤔
    I like it.
     

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  4. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow Feb 14, 2021


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  5. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop Feb 14, 2021


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  6. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 14, 2021

    Mr. BG , Feb 14, 2021 :
    That's a relative remark, but in this place it gets there fast..
     

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  7. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow Feb 14, 2021

    theshinybeast , Feb 14, 2021 :
    It does.
    Here, this is one of my heroes, classy.
     

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  8. script
    Moderator Moderator Feb 14, 2021

  9. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Feb 20, 2021

  10. buntycubal
    User of the Year 2017 Feb 23, 2021

    buntycubal , Feb 23, 2021 :
    Is it a decimal or is it a fraction,
    should i divide or use subtraction?
    can anyone tell me what is this shape,
    do we use a ruler or maybe a tape?
    one hundred centimetres make one metre,
    how many millilitres to a litre?
    push the buttons on a calculator,
    teacher shouts
    'Use your brains, you’ll need them later'
    From time to time,
    one needs a rhyme,
    & if you're bright
    you use this website.
     

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  11. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Mar 3, 2021

  12. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Mar 6, 2021

  13. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 Apr 12, 2021


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  14. Cheetosdust
    Junior Moderator Junior Moderator Apr 21, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Apr 21, 2021 :


    Blue & Green

    Green

    THE PORTED fingers of glass hang downwards. The light slides down the glass, and drops a pool of green. All day long the ten fingers of the lustre drop green upon the marble. The feathers of parakeets—their harsh cries—sharp blades of palm trees—green, too; green needles glittering in the sun. But the hard glass drips on to the marble; the pools hover above the dessert sand; the camels lurch through them; the pools settle on the marble; rushes edge them; weeds clog them; here and there a white blossom; the frog flops over; at night the stars are set there unbroken. Evening comes, and the shadow sweeps the green over the mantelpiece; the ruffled surface of ocean. No ships come; the aimless waves sway beneath the empty sky. It’s night; the needles drip blots of blue. The green’s out.

    Blue

    The snub-nosed monster rises to the surface and spouts through his blunt nostrils two columns of water, which, fiery-white in the centre, spray off into a fringe of blue beads. Strokes of blue line the black tarpaulin of his hide. Slushing the water through mouth and nostrils he sings, heavy with water, and the blue closes over him dowsing the polished pebbles of his eyes. Thrown upon the beach he lies, blunt, obtuse, shedding dry blue scales. Their metallic blue stains the rusty iron on the beach. Blue are the ribs of the wrecked rowing boat. A wave rolls beneath the blue bells. But the cathedral’s different, cold, incense laden, faint blue with the veils of madonnas.

    Source

    "No ships come; the aimless waves sway beneath the empty sky. It’s night; the needles drip blots of blue. The green’s out."

    Oh Woolf, you marvelous genius.
     

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  15. G_plusone
    Nougat Apr 21, 2021

  16. Cheetosdust
    Junior Moderator Junior Moderator Apr 26, 2021


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  17. buntycubal
    User of the Year 2017 Apr 27, 2021

    buntycubal , Apr 27, 2021 :
    i heard music in my head
    i danced like me,violent & free,
    now my ears ring & my mind finds no peace,
    just an empty space for thoughts to race,
    & hold me hostage if they please.
    now the only place i dance is on a tightrope of fears,
    like flame in the breeze, violent & free.
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  18. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop Apr 27, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Damn....great one! 👏🏻
     

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  19. Khushii21
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 9, 2021

    Khushii21 , May 9, 2021 :
    Damn mind-blowing [e]1f60d[/e][e]1f31f[/e]
     

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  20. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop May 9, 2021


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