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Funny Short Poems - 901

Poem : At the grave of Anastasia Baluk – Cross Stone by Ian Emberson

Anastasia
and the sad snow falling

a toiling sky
and a long white line of hills

a distant birthplace
short span and early dying

pain from what heaven
sorrowed your slope of life?



Through valley’s throat
run double veins of water

feverish river
somnolent canal

- the vein of the metal rail
and the trundling roadway

- blood-streams of human needs
- of human growth.



Cell touches cell
in poignant spasmed loving

cells split and flourish
filling the warming womb

limbs open out
with fingers – flexing – twitching

a body grows
and a tiny mind awakes.







Thirty-three years
- dates only tell of happenings

those limbs endured
that spirit underwent;

what was the tale
and what the final chapter

that led to this skull in the earth
and the white snow falling?


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Success Poems : Success is counted sweetest by Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
Can tell the definition
So clear of Victory

As he defeated -- dying --
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!


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Life Poems : The Life Beyond by Rupert Brooke

He wakes, who never thought to wake again,
Who held the end was Death. He opens eyes
Slowly, to one long livid oozing plain
Closed down by the strange eyeless heavens. He lies;
And waits; and once in timeless sick surmise
Through the dead air heaves up an unknown hand,
Like a dry branch. No life is in that land,
Himself not lives, but is a thing that cries;
An unmeaning point upon the mud; a speck
Of moveless horror; an Immortal One
Cleansed of the world, sentient and dead; a fly
Fast-stuck in grey sweat on a corpse's neck.

I thought when love for you died, I should die.
It's dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.


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Love Poems : He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes by William Butler Yeats

Fasten your hair with a golden pin,
And bind up every wandering tress;
I bade my heart build these poor rhymes:
It worked at them, day out, day in,
Building a sorrowful loveliness
Out of the battles of old times.
You need but lift a pearl-pale hand,
And bind up your long hair and sigh;
And all men's hearts must burn and beat;
And candle-like foam on the dim sand,
And stars climbing the dew-dropping sky,
Live but to light your passing feet.



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