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    Behold how good and how plesent it is for brothers to dwell together
    in unity. Psalm 133
    judy tooley

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    Here is another one of mine.


    I am.


    I am the wind beneath your wings
    I am the bird in the morning sings
    I am the sea that touches the shore
    I am the hand that opens the door

    I am the voice that calls your name
    I am the good thought that heals
    I am the scenery all around
    I am the mountain, the river, the fields

    I am the flower that blossoms so bright
    I am the leaf of green
    I am the master of camouflage
    I am the insect that hides unseen

    I am the smile on a friendly face
    I am the tears that cry
    I am the feet that walk with you
    I am the hello and the goodbye

    I am the rain that gently falls
    I am the sun that warms the sky
    I am the snow that chills the air
    I am the spirit that will never die.








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    I like that one. I could use that in church. Could you send me that
    by email. Mine is tjudytooley@aol.com. I would appreciate that.
    judy tooley

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    Hi Judy

    I am glad you liked the poem. it is on it's way to you now.


    Margaret

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    Hey Margaret,

    what the nice poems do you write ! Very much liked them!

    For me, it is mostly about the lyrics to the songs . I have to write them sometimes, and I always try to find out some good examples to follow.

    This is one of my faves - Dream Theater, Spirit Carries On.

    Where did we come from?
    Why are we here?
    Where do we go when we die?
    What lies beyond
    And what lay before?
    Is anything certain in life?

    They say " Life is too short"
    "The here and the now"
    And " You`re only given one shot"
    But could there be more
    Have I lived before
    Or could this be all that we`ve got?

    If I die tomorrow
    I`d be allright
    Because I believe
    That after we`re gone
    The spirit carries on

    I used to be frightened of dying
    I used to think death was the end
    But that was before
    I`m not scared anymore
    I know that my soul will transcend

    I may never find all the answers
    I may never understand why
    I may never prove
    What I know to be true
    But I know that I still have to try

    If I die tomorrow
    I`d be allright
    Because I believe
    That after we`re gone
    The spirit carries on


    "Move on, be brave
    Don`t weep at my grave
    Because I`m no longer here
    But please never let
    Your memories of me disappear"


    Safe in the light that surrounds me
    Free of the fear and the pain
    My questioning mind
    Has help me to find
    The meaning in my life again
    Victoria`s real
    I finally feel
    At peace with the girl in my dreams
    And now that I`m here
    It`s perfectly clear
    I found out what all of this means

    If I die tomorrow
    I`d be allright
    Because I believe
    That after we`re gone
    The spirit carries on
    "Once you have tasted flight, you will ever walk with your eyes turned skywards; for there you have been, and there you long to return." - Leonardo Da Vinci


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    Hi Andrew

    Glad you like the poem, the song lyrics are lovely.


    Margaret

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    Margaret ... very beautiful, thanks for sharing your poetry.

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    Hi CT

    You are welcome.


    Margaret

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    I think I have one. Here goes!

    The moon is out tonight.
    The stars are shining bright.
    Sandman's calling time to go to sleep.
    Try to close your eyes and dream a little dream.
    Close your eyes it's nighty night.
    judy tooley

    P.S. This is a lullaby that I used to sing to my pet animals when they
    were just kittens. This would calm them down and they would go
    to sleep so that I could get some shut eye.

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    Hi Judy

    That is lovely, the only problem now is that I want to go to sleep (Yawn.)


    Margaret

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    • The Listeners


      “Is there anybody there?” said the Traveler,
      Knocking on the moonlit door;
      And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
      Of the forest’s ferny floor.
      And a bird flew up out of the turret,
      Above the traveler’s head:
      And he smote upon the door again a second time;
      “Is there anybody there?” he said.
      But no one descended to the Traveler;
      No head from the leaf-fringed sill
      Leaned over and looked into his gray eyes,
      Where he stood perplexed and still.
      But only a host of phantom listeners
      That dwelt in the lone house then
      Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight
      To that voice from the world of men:
      Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair
      That goes down to the empty hall,
      Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken
      By the lonely Traveler’s call.
      And he felt in his heart their strangeness,
      Their stillness answering his cry,
      While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf,
      ’Neath the starred and leafy sky;
      For he suddenly smote the door, even
      Louder, and lifted his head: —
      “Tell them I came, and no one answered,
      That I kept my word,” he said.
      Never the least stir made the listeners,
      Though every word he spake
      Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house
      From the one man left awake:
      Aye, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,
      And the sound of iron on stone,
      And how the silence surged softly backward,
      When the plunging hoofs were gone.


      Walter de la Mare (1913)

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    Margaret - I know not Mare's poetry, and the example you posted is quite disturbing in a way, but beautiful. Must use "smote" more often in daily parlance.

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    Hi CT

    I find this poem quite atmospheric, but I do like it.

    The BBC described him as, "A poetic master of the macabre."

    Here is a little about him.


    Walter de la Mare was born in Kent in 1873, educated at St Paul's School, London and from 1890-1908 worked for Anglo-American Oil. However, de la Mare was already devoted to writing by 1902, when his first collection of poems were published.
    De la Mare's first novel, Henry Brocken, was published in 1904. Whether writing in prose or verse, for adults or for children, his vision revealed an unseen world that could be both beautiful and terrible, but was always mysterious. Come Hither (1923), his anthology of verse aimed mainly at children, is regarded as one of the most original ever compiled. In 1912, his collection of poems, The Listeners and Other Poems, contains in the title poem one of the most anthologised pieces in English literature.
    Some of de la Mare's ghost stories, such as Seaton's Aunt, convey an atmosphere of barely-concealed terror and perversity behind a fa├žade of respectability. Others have a fantastic but strangely beautiful quality which enables the reader to enter a world of deeper reality. His novel, The Return (1910), is a straightforward tale of terror where a dead man impresses his features on a living being. Memoirs of a Midget (1921), by contrast, achieves moments of great poetic fantasy without attempting to terrify the reader.
    Some of de la Mare's work, such as his long poem The Traveller (1946), has a visionary quality and most of it tends to evoke the uncanny in the midst of the ordinary and everyday. His writing has a charm which makes reading his poems and stories a pleasurable experience. De la Mare was highly esteemed as a writer in his lifetime. Made a Companion of Honour in 1948 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1953, he was buried in St Paul's Cathedral.


    Margaret

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    Here is another Walter De La Mare poem.


    Sleep.


    When all, and birds, and creeping beasts
    When the dark of night is deep
    From the moving wander of their lives
    Commit themselves to sleep.

    Without a thought, or fear, they shut
    The narrow gates of sense
    Heedless and quiet, in slumber turn
    Their strength to inpotence.

    The transient strangeness of the earth
    Their spirits no more see
    Within a silent gloom withdrawn
    They slumber in secrecy.

    Two worlds they have--a globe forgot
    Wheeling from dark to light
    And all the enchanted realm of dream
    That burgeons out of night.

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    It's just lovely poetry Margaret, thanks again!

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