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    "To Dream the Impossible Dream"

    "To march into hell for a heavenly cause."

    "And the world will be better for this, that one man, torn and covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage, to reach the unreachable stars."
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    nothing is imposible, even possible says im possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    "Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do."

    Oscar Wilde.
    Its just so true.
    That one is great I've never heard that one before! So this is it, Germans simply have nothing better to do!

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    Memories will fade
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    Reminiscing is your habit
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    Poem for someone.

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    Well the ancient Scandinavians believed words were "magical". I suppose if used right they still can be!

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    I don't know why but the song of Benassi Brothers "Hit my heart" makes my fly and cheer and dance and dream))))

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    I've always enjoyed the poem 'Inversnaid' by Gerard Manley Hopkins

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    ^^ Now, that's really good; the kind of humor I like.


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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    ^^ Now, that's really good; the kind of humor I like.
    I've posted a lot of poems that are meaningful to me in the poetry thread. There are poems which, whether or not they are particularly meaningful to me, I always remember for the "words" themselves. They're usually lines with a lot of alliteration, or wonderful rhyming and meter, which reminds you that poetry was meant to be sung, originally. They are lines which must be spoken aloud to get the full "music" of them. This is why if at all possible you should try to read poetry in the original. These things just don't translate into another language.

    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is a great example:

    Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary.

    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before

    Or Shakespeare...
    From forth the fatal loins of these two foes; A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life.

    These are both profound and beautiful...

    Some prose can also contain memorable poetic lines.

    James Joyce:
    His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

    I find that the work of Maya Angelou, whom I adore, has a lot of this...
    Up the aisle, the moans and screams merged with the sickening smell of woolen black clothes worn in summer weather and green leaves wilting over yellow flowers.

    Sometimes I can't forget a poem even if it really means nothing emotionally or philosophically to me, says nothing profound, but purely for the poetical "language". One great example is Coleridge's Kubla Khan. It's hypnotic, and demands to be proclaimed aloud.
    https://interestingliterature.com/20...es-kubla-khan/

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    Last edited by Angela; 13-08-18 at 20:41.

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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often shortened to Huck Finn) is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded one of the Great American Novels, and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels.

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